Magistrate to decide whether case continues

Updated: December 12, 2003, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Conflicting accounts were given at a hearing Friday about a fight involving two New York Yankees and a groundskeeper at a Fenway Park playoff game. Another hearing was scheduled for Dec. 17 to decide if charges will be filed.

Reliever Jeff Nelson testified that Paul Williams provoked the fight with him and right fielder Karim Garcia. Neslon said Williams bumped him and spit in his face after the pitcher asked him to stop cheering the Red Sox in the New York bullpen.

But Williams, ...

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