The Los Angeles Times is reporting a man who was found in the parking lot of SoFi Stadium during the NFC Championship game held Jan. 30 has filed a lawsuit against the LA Rams Sept. 8.
Daniel Luna’s lawsuit states a fight broke out between fans during the 2nd quarter, however, officials state he was found in the parking lot. Inglewood Police Department didn’t acknowledge the incident happened until three days later.
“At some point during the second quarter, after a score was made by the 49’ers, the group began to celebrate with the exception of [Bryan Alexis Cifuentes],” the lawsuit says. “At that time [Luna] made contact with [Cifuentes] from behind and walked away, at which point [Cifuentes] pursued and pushed [Luna] from behind. As [Luna] turned around, [Cifuentes] ‘cold cocked’ [Luna], who was defenseless with his arms by his side.”
However, this wasn’t the version told by Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts after the City acknowledged the skirmish, saying at a press conference at the time that Luna pushed Cifuentes from behind, starting the fight.
Bryan Alexis Cifuentes was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with battery. His case is pending, and he pleaded not guilty in August to the charge.
Luna was found around 30 minutes into the game, bleeding on the ground outside Lot L, which sits off Stadium Drive across from an artificial lake just south of the stadium.
The mayor was also dispatched to provide an account of a man’s death that occured at SoFi Stadium the first week of July when he discussed a man penetrating the Hollywood Park site and who made it into the lake. He explained the man was able to walk from the Century Blvd. side of the property to the lake without making contact with security, who according to Butts, was monitoring the mans movements on security cameras.
Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta didn’t speak publicly during either press conference.
Luna’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the Rams.