ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - An 18-year-old Ann Arbor Pioneer football player faces charges stemming from an on-field brawl that broke out following a game.
Bashir Garain was arraigned Tuesday on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery. He pleaded not guilty. The high school senior was released on bond, pending a Dec. 6 preliminary examination.
Garain was injured in an early season game and was on the sidelines Oct. 12 when a fight erupted at midfield between coaches and players after Pioneer defeated Ann Arbor Huron 35-6.
Garain is accused of attacking two Huron players with his crutch during the melee, one of which received stitches at a local hospital.
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