Ramon Heredia pleads not guilty in brawl after Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium

SAN DIEGO - An Orange County man accused of smashing a beer bottle over a fan's head following the Chargers-Cowboys game at Qualcomm Stadium pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Ramon Heredia, 41, faces anywhere from probation to four years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Adam Gordon.

Heredia -- who is free on $30,000 bail -- was arrested in connection with a Sept. 29 post-game brawl between tailgating Chargers and Cowboy fans in the parking lot. The melee was captured on camera by someone using a cellphone.

The video shows Heredia and an unidentified man striking two men about the head with beer bottles, according to San Diego police. One of the two victims was taken to a hospital, but the other did not require medical attention.

Police said the brawl started as a verbal altercation and escalated from there. The second man seen in the video striking a victim on the head is still being sought.

A readiness conference was scheduled for Nov. 18 and a preliminary hearing for Dec. 9.

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