updated 6/3/2008 8:02:49 AM ET 2008-06-03T12:02:49

A Wall Street stock broker accused of throwing a fellow health club member into a wall during a cycling class has been acquitted.

A Manhattan Criminal Court jury found 44-year-old Christopher Carter not guilty of assault against hedge-fund manager Stuart Sugarman.

Carter had complained about the 48-year-old Sugarman's loud hollering and grunting during the high-impact spin class and asked him to quiet down. Sugarman said he refused and that Carter then lifted his exercise bike and hurled him into a wall, damaging a disc in his neck.

Both men weigh about 200 pounds.

A juror said the panel thought the injury occurred earlier.

Carter is a broker at Maxim Investments Group.

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