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Broker Involved In Unsanctioned “Wolfpack Ragematch” At New York Athletic Club Not Going Down Without A(nother) Fight

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At a brief court appearance yesterday, prosecutors said they want one of the three men — Peter Doran, 28, of Glen Head — to serve a half year in jail for throwing punches during the April 13 fracas. Doran allegedly threw the first roundhouse against another guest at the NYAC’s usually sedate second-floor Tap Room. Prosecutors also said they want a second man, Matthew O’Grady, 31, of Glen Cove — accused of joining in on the fisticuffs — to serve eight days of community service. Both O’Grady and Doran said through their lawyers yesterday that they have no interest in pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault and taking the DA’s recommended sentences. “That’s no offer at all,” said O’Grady’s lawyer, Richard Leff. Prosecutors haven’t even made an offer to the young broker charged with causing the most severe injuries, Colin Drowica, 30, of Glen Head. Drowica allegedly punched another guest hard enough to fracture his eye socket. “We are conducting our own investigation,” said Drowica’s lawyer, Isabelle Kirshner. [NYP, earlier]


Broker Involved In Unsanctioned "Wolfpack Ragematch" At New York Athletic Club Will Not Be Getting Off

Remember the fight that broke out at the New York Athletic Club last month, which a witness described as a "nondiscriminatory ragematch" involving "young people, old people, girls, members, and nonmembers," which started as a tiff over a woman and "escalated into a brawl involving three fighting wolfpacks," wherein "tables were overturned or moved to the room's periphery to crate a lion's pit for the battle," a "fat pudgy kid came out of nowhere, laid out a larger man with a blow to the head and was tackled by a crowd," approximately two noses were broken, and the police made three arrests? Oddly, it looks unlikely that the guy who did "the most damage" (to people's faces) will be walking away with a slap on the wrist. Manhattan prosecutors aren’t cutting any slack for the handsome broker charged with doing the most damage at an unbridled bar brawl at the otherwise stodgy New York Athletic Club. The DA's office is not making any plea offers for Colin Drowica, 30, of Glen Head, LI, prosecutors said yesterday, as the glum-looking alleged brawler stood before a criminal court judge in a gray business suit. Drowica, a director at Knight Capital, is charged with harassment and misdemeanor assault — which carries up to one year jail — for allegedly punching another man in the club’s Tap Room with enough force to fracture his eye socket. Drowica then joined with fellow North Shore resident clubgoers Peter Doran and Matthew O’Grady in allegedly beating the heck out of a second man during the April 13 free-for-all. Manhattan DA not pulling any punches in charging broker in NYAC brawl [NYP]