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BIG_DADDY
10-06-2006, 10:48 AM
Are these guys pussies or what?


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers was slugged in the mouth, struck by a car and fired a gun in the air in self-defense outside a strip club early Friday, police said.

Jackson was limping but refused medical treatment at the scene, police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Mount said. Jackson conferred with a team trainer and sought treatment at a hospital.

Officers found a small amount of marijuana in the passenger side door of Pacer point guard Jamaal Tinsley's car, police said. Officers could not determine the car's driver or to whom the marijuana belonged, so no arrests were made.

There were no reports of anyone hit by gunfire. Police were looking for the car that struck Jackson, and others involved. Jackson was at the Indianapolis club with teammates Tinsley, Marquis Daniels and Jimmie Hunter, police said.

Jackson told officers he fired his 9 mm pistol five times after he was hit in the mouth and tossed on the hood of the car, Mount said.

Coach Rick Carlisle declined comment Friday, and calls by The Associated Press to team president Larry Bird and chief executive Donnie Walsh weren't immediately returned. The Pacers planned to release a statement later in the day. A message was left with Jackson's agent, Dan Fegan.

The mayhem began with an argument inside the club involving patrons and players, Mount said. The players said they left the club, but the patrons followed them.

"At some point when leaving the club, a verbal altercation ensued ... that turned into a physical altercation," Mount said.

Tinsley and Daniels also had guns in their cars, and all three armed players had weapons permits, Mount said, although Daniels' permit was issued by Florida.

The strip club's managers told police that professional athletes sometimes come to the club.

"They don't have a lot of problems there," Mount said.

Jackson was suspended 30 games for his role in a brawl with Detroit Pistons fans at Auburn Hills, Mich., two seasons ago. Last season, he repeatedly argued with officials and his coach, and was singled out by Bird for his negative attitude.

Jackson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault charges related to Auburn Hills and was sentenced in September 2005 to a year's probation and community service.

Bird said in May his players must shape up or play elsewhere next season. He said he was through dealing with what he said were bad attitudes, selfishness and laziness.

"They're the ones that have to make the changes," he said at the time. "If they can't make the changes, yes, we have to look to move them."

Jackson, a 28-year-old guard, joined the Pacers in 2004 and averaged 16 points during the 2005-06 season.

During a recent news conference, he hugged Carlisle and sat by his side to answer questions -- a gesture the Pacers hoped would symbolize improved team chemistry. That happened a day after Carlisle signed a contract extension and was given the title of executive vice president of basketball operations.

Fish
10-06-2006, 10:54 AM
Thug life........

KcMizzou
10-06-2006, 10:56 AM
Officers found a small amount of marijuana in the passenger side door of Pacer point guard Jamaal Tinsley's car, police said. Officers could not determine the car's driver or to whom the marijuana belonged, so no arrests were made.
Well that's handy.

StcChief
10-06-2006, 10:58 AM
So who owns the car.....MJ found in your car, it's owner responsibility, except in Indy or if your a celeb.

Bwana
10-06-2006, 11:00 AM
What is it they say about taking the player out of the hood.....

Fish
10-06-2006, 11:00 AM
Well that's handy.

Umm yeah.... absolutely no chance that...

the passenger side door of Pacer point guard Jamaal Tinsley's car = the car's driver or to whom the marijuana belonged

BIG_DADDY
10-06-2006, 11:08 AM
How do three giant athlete's get tossed like GoChiefs mother on 2 for 1 night? Friggen pathetic. I haven't seen anything so pathetic since the 7' 275 pound Jermaine O'Neal hit that little fat dude with everything he had on a haymaker and didn't do shit to the guy. They should rename the team the Indiana Pussies.

Rain Man
10-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Oh, my gosh. Are the strippers all right?

runnercyclist
10-07-2006, 08:53 AM
Cut them all

OldTownChief
10-07-2006, 09:05 AM
What is it they say about taking the THUG out of the hood.....

Fixed your post :p

Skip Towne
10-07-2006, 09:13 AM
How do three giant athlete's get tossed like GoChiefs mother on 2 for 1 night? Friggen pathetic. I haven't seen anything so pathetic since the 7' 275 pound Jermaine O'Neal hit that little fat dude with everything he had on a haymaker and didn't do shit to the guy. They should rename the team the Indiana Pussies.
A few years ago, some thugs attacked two K-State basketball players as they walked back to the dorm from practice. Who goes around looking for 2 - 6'4" highly conditioned athletes to mug? Besides that, how much money would you expect two (non star) college kids to have on them?

Deberg_1990
10-07-2006, 11:11 AM
Stephen Jackson is starting to give THUGS a bad name.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-07-2006, 11:21 AM
Wouldn't O'Neal's punch have been far more devastating if he hadn't slipped as he threw it?

ChiefFripp
10-07-2006, 11:21 AM
Typical.

Demonpenz
10-07-2006, 11:26 AM
it's good to see the correct way to use a weapon. The members of the nra can really get behind the inncident to show how with the property training and permit you can protect yourself from harm when coming out of strip clubs.