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Published February 15, 2012, 09:52 AM

5 NY lacrosse players charged after Minnesota brawl

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Five players on Rochester's professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Five players on Rochester's professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

Rochester Knighthawks team officials tell local media outlets that the players appeared in Hennepin County District Court in Edina, Minn., on Tuesday afternoon before returning to New York. The charges include disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.

Police in Bloomington, Minn., tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester (http://on.rocne.ws/wAOuNk ) that the players got into a fight with another group of patrons at a TGI Friday's restaurant early Monday morning. Rochester lost to the Minnesota Swarm Sunday afternoon in St. Paul.

Officers say glasses and other objects were thrown during the brawl, causing about $1,600 in damage.

Two other people were also charged.

Knighthawks officials say they're investigating.

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