In this November 25, 2008 file photo, Ball State linebacker Wendell Brown (left) stands with cornerback Trey Buice near the end of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Indiana. A lawyer for Brown said on Thursday that a Chinese court has sentenced the Detroit native to four years' prison for his involvement in a September 2016 bar fight. Photo: AP

Wendell Brown gets four years in Chinese prison for bar fight as White House raises ex-Ball State player’s case with Beijing

Wendell Brown plans to appeal Chongqing judge’s verdict, maintaining he is innocent and acted in self-defence during September 2016 incident

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In this November 25, 2008 file photo, Ball State linebacker Wendell Brown (left) stands with cornerback Trey Buice near the end of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Indiana. A lawyer for Brown said on Thursday that a Chinese court has sentenced the Detroit native to four years' prison for his involvement in a September 2016 bar fight. Photo: AP
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