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Three Pitt wrestlers, Slippery Rock football team quarterback charged in fight outside PNC Park

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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh police filed charges against three University of Pittsburgh wrestlers and the quarterback of Slippery Rock University's football team this week in connection with a fight outside PNC Park that sent one man to a hospital.

Pitt students Troy Reaghard, 20, of Oakdale; Travis Shaffer, 20, of Derry; Ronald Garbinsky, 21, of Tyrone; and Slippery Rock student Jared Buck, 21, of McDonald are charged with aggravated and simple assault and public drunkenness. Police charged Shaffer and Reaghard with underage drinking. Reaghard is charged with identity theft and providing false identification to law enforcement.

According to a criminal complaint, Ryan Janke and Dean Furr were walking with their girlfriends near PNC Park on June 22 — the night of the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field — when the four men began making inappropriate comments to the girls.

Janke and Furr told them to leave, and the men began throwing punches, the complaint states.

Paramedics transported Furr, who was knocked unconscious, to UPMC Mercy. Medics treated Janke at the scene for a bloody nose.

Police stopped the men on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, and a man who witnessed the fight identified them, according to the complaint.

Shaffer, Garbinsky and Buck were released without bond. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23. Reaghard, whose mother posted $10,000 cash bond, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13.

None could be reached for comment.

Pitt athletics spokesman E.J. Borghetti said all three men are suspended indefinitely from the wrestling team.

Slippery Rock spokesman Karl Schwab said the school is “monitoring the situation” and could discipline Buck depending on the outcome of the charges.

Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-391-0927 or abrandolph@tribweb.com.

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