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Police investigate fight at downtown nightclub

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) – San Diego police are investigating a fight at a popular nightclub in downtown San Diego. According to the alleged victim, he was attacked by members of the San Diego State basketball team.

It happened early this morning at Stingaree on Sixth Avenue.

The victim, San Diegan Jeffrey Layno, says he didn't provoke the attack. He said he was getting ready to leave the popular downtown nightclub early Saturday morning, when he asked a female friend he had arrived with if she wanted to go. At that point, she was dancing with another man.

"Before I finished my sentence, the guy who was dancing with her came up right in front of me, put his hand in my face, and without any verbal communication or warning, I got hit in the face by his friend," Layno told News 8.

The brawl then escalated, according to Layno, who says he was pinned against a bar and then surrounded by four or five guys. Layno says that he recognized some of his alleged assailants as members of San Diego State's basketball team.

"I slid on the floor, I was on the ground," Layno added. "That's when they started hitting me in the back of the head, the front of the head."

The victim says he suffered minor cuts, bruises and scratches to his face and neck.

 One of the alleged attackers was briefly detained by Stingaree security. No one has been arrested.

Layno, who is a 2002 graduate of SDSU, said he is intent on pressing charges. "Regardless if they are basketball players from San Diego State or not, I would still press charges, because I will not allow a person... hit me for no reason, for nothing I did wrong."

So far there has been no comment from San Diego State.

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