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January 22, 1988

Three misdemeanor charges will be filed today against Mike Cingiser, Brown University basketball coach, stemming from a fight with a fan in Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym last Dec. 30, Deputy Dist. Atty. David S. Kirkpatrick said.

Kirkpatrick said charges of assault, battery and disturbing the peace will be filed in North Orange County Municipal Court based on a Fullerton Police Department investigation.

Cingiser's maximum penalty, if convicted of all charges, would be a six-month jail term and/or a $1,000 fine. But such a penalty would be rare for a first time offender, Kirkpatrick said.

The fan, Bill Harvey, 34, a Santa Ana schoolteacher, said he was "delighted with the decision."

Cingiser will be notified by mail of an arraignment date. Contacted at his Providence, R.I., home Thursday night, he said he had not been notified of charges being filed against him.

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