Actually I didn't forget about Jamaal and Marquis. In fact I probably know more about the team than any of you posers ever will. The original poster made reference to players assaulting "the fans" which I took to mean the brawl at Detroit (not involving Tinsley, and Marquis wasn't on the team yet). I too found it a bit odd that Williams didn't know his passenger had marijuana, but I do believe him when he says he didn't know the guy had a concealed gun. I mean that's kind of the point of a concealed weapon. Even if he had it strapped to his side, Shawne would have had no way to determine if it was illegal/stolen.<quoted text>
Ah, you must have forgotten Marquis Daniels and Jamaal Tinsley who assaulted a bar manager. Let’s not forget Shawne Williams whose passenger had a stolen gun with him and also had drugs. Of course Shawne had no idea about this…um sure.
A drug test also proved Shawne wasn't under the influence of pot at the time, so I choose to believe he made a poor decision, and hopefully a mistake he won't repeat. My point is that everyone is so quick to jump on the Pacers since they've been doing poorly on-court, yet no one seems to care about the problems the Colts' questionable characters as long as they're winning.
I already mentioned Doss. How about June (driving with no license, failure to appear in court... sound familiar??), Rhodes (drunk driving & domestic abuse), Harper (domestic abuse), Dexter Reid (felony gun and drug possession... twice), Sweetpea Burns(assault in a bar.. again, sound familiar?), Dede Dorsey (carrying gun without permit), Darrell Reid (marijuana)... maybe more I've forgotten. I GUARANTEE (a Rasheed Wallace/Terrell Owens level guarantee) if the Pacers were coming off a championship season and the Colts were averaging 4 wins over the last few years, the off-court incidents could be exactly the same and the Pacers would still be the darlings of the town... and everyone else would be wondering when we were going to trade Manning so he could reach his potential playing for a team without so many "thugs." If you think otherwise, that's your opinion. Unfortunately it's wrong.