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Basketball Fan
07-27-2011, 08:28 PM
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Infamous LeBron Fan Severely Beaten, Warrant Issued for Attacker
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By Dan Jovic | dan.jovic@fox8.com

Fox8.com Reporter

4:23 p.m. EDT, July 27, 2011
A northeast Ohio man who became infamous for wearing a LeBron James Miami Heat jersey to a Cleveland Indians game just days after "The Decision", was the victim of violent assault early Monday morning, according to Sandusky Police.

An incident report obtained by Fox 8 News says that Matthew Bellamy, 30, was brutally beaten in the parking lot of a bar located at 2065 East Oldgate Road on July 25, around 3:00 a.m.

According to the report, witnesses told police that Bellamy and three females had just left the bar when Robert Horton, 23, pulled into the parking lot and jumped out of his vehicle. The witnesses say that Horton began punching Bellamy from behind and knocked him to the ground, at which time Horton continued punching Bellamy in the face.

The report says that the females tried to stop Horton from beating Bellamy, but they could not, and one of the women called police.

Once police were called Horton drove from the scene.

Bellamy was taken Firelands Hospital by the Sandusky Fire Department. The report says that Bellamy's eye was swollen shut and one of his teeth had been knocked out.

He was then air lifted to St. Vincent's hospital in Toledo where he is currently listed in fair condition.

Police have issued a warrant for Horton's arrest on charges of felonious assault.

In July of last year, Cleveland sports fans reacted wildly to Bellamy, who was wearing a Lebron James Miami Heat jersey, as he and his girlfriend sat in the bleachers for an Indians vs Yankees game.

The couple sat in the left-field bleachers and by the time the sixth inning rolled around, hundreds of fans shifted their focus from the game to the jersey.

Fans began shouting profanities and a short time later security approached Bellamy and his girlfriend.

Citing safety concerns, the couple had to be escorted from the stadium.

Steagles
07-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Wow. First Brian Stow and now this? Nothing should surprise me anymore, but yet I am astounded.

ECKrueger
07-27-2011, 08:51 PM
This is part of the reason I don't feel bad for Cleveland, and probably am considered a LeBron-supporter.

Lance George
07-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Some people take sports way too seriously.

King Tuts Tomb
07-27-2011, 09:06 PM
I don't understand the connection to the LeBron jersey. Was he wearing it at the time he was beaten? It says he wore the jersey a year ago. Was he wearing it when he was beaten?

rock747
07-27-2011, 09:09 PM
I don't understand the connection to the LeBron jersey. Was he wearing it at the time he was beaten? It says he wore the jersey a year ago. Was he wearing it when he was beaten?

Exactly. It never mentions any correlation between the Jersey incident and this beating. The guy obviously likes to instigate trouble, so who knows what the reason behind the beating could have been.

Basketball Fan
07-27-2011, 09:12 PM
I don't understand the connection to the LeBron jersey. Was he wearing it at the time he was beaten? It says he wore the jersey a year ago. Was he wearing it when he was beaten?

Him sporting a jersey at the Indians/Yankees game last year was how we know about this guy in the first place before he was thrown out. That's his claim to fame.

Kegboy
07-27-2011, 09:45 PM
The guy obviously likes to instigate trouble, so who knows what the reason behind the beating could have been.

:ding:

ndcoltsnpacers
07-27-2011, 09:53 PM
I think the other guy was just jealous because Bellamy was leaving with 3 chicks and he had none. Haters gonna hate.