Vikings fan acquitted of most serious charge in postgame fight

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GREEN BAY – A Minnesota Vikings fan was acquitted of a felony battery charge for a fight in a parking lot near Lambeau Field after a Packers-Vikings game in 2012.

A jury found Mark Swanson not guilty of punching Shawn Hrubesky of Green Bay. Swanson, of Lakeland, Minn., claimed it was self-defense.

The jury did convict Swanson of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Sentencing is April 4.

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