120508fire.jpgAlmost five years after a firehouse brawl left Staten Island firefighter Robert Walsh "a virtual invalid with almost no short-term memory," a judge has ordered the city to pay out $3.75 million, the Post reports. You may recall that the New Year's Eve fight was triggered by a bet between Walsh and Michael Silvestri, another firefighter, over Elvis Presley's birth date. After besting Walsh, Silvestri started up with the anti-gay slurs, which Walsh insisted was a typical part of life at the firehouse. The exchange culminated with Silvestri bashing Walsh in the head from behind with a metal chair; he suffered eye, jaw and skull fractures, and severe back injuries, thus ending his career at the FDNY. Silvestri's career also ended that night, and he did an eight month bit on Rikers. According to the Staten Island Advance, the settlement is far less than the $100 million sought by Walsh, who needs a cane to walk and suffers from post-traumatic migraine headaches.