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A former University of Hawaii football player was found not guilty of assault today, while his former teammate was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a $200 fine.

Aaron Brown, 23, was found not guilty in the assault of a soldier at Zanzabar Nightclub in Waikiki on Aug. 28.

He claimed to have punched Pfc. Joshua Forsythe in self defense after Forsythe began assaulting him over a spilled beer.

Darius Bright pleaded no contest and was ordered this afternoon to perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine for his role in the bar brawl. District Court Judge Blake Okimoto granted him a chance to keep his record clean of any arrest or conviction if he stays out of trouble for six months.

Both players were suspended for one game for the incident.

Bright will be a senior at UH next semester. Brown graduated at the end of the fall semester and will head to Los Angeles next month where he will train for the NFL Scouting Combine.


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