Pacers agree to community service

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Two Indiana Pacers placers accepted diversion agreements this morning, avoiding a trial on charges stemming from a bar fight last year.

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Mar 17, 2008
 
"But prosecutors said the bar's manager, Mark Nicholson, told them recently that he could not be sure who exactly had struck him during the brawl. David Wyser, the prosecutor's chief trial deputy, said Nicholson never has been fully certain."

How ironic that now Nicholson can't remember.
Does he remember how much he was paid to not remember?
just validating truth

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#2
Mar 17, 2008
 
I don't think our community needs their service.
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#4
Mar 17, 2008
 
I am happy for Tins & Q6. Let the hating commence by all you self righteous jerks. The witness Mark Nicholson did not want to testify.
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#5
Mar 17, 2008
 
What crap.
They get away with it again.
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#6
Mar 17, 2008
 
guys...turn it around. people want to like you...straighten up and play hard and this city will embrace you more than you could ever dream.
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#7
Mar 17, 2008
 
If they want to serve our community, then they can do so by agreeing to play basketball somewhere else.
thought so

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#8
Mar 17, 2008
 
how predictable -- the Prosecutor's office is chickening out and not going to prosecute. The Pacer players have been given a Diversion Agreement, the ultimate result of which will be a DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES. MCPO spent the time and resources to get grand jury indictments, months of time on trial preparation, and at last showed their backsides. They could just as easily have declined to file charges in the first place, but that requires a spine or an inclination not to be a media **** not the current administration's forte. They could have gone to trial, but again, didn't want the black eye of an acquittal they knew they'd get. Tough talk, little men in charge, surrender. The smiles on the Pacer players' faces says it all.
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#9
Mar 17, 2008
 
What a crock!!
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#10
Mar 17, 2008
 
They were never going to be convicted. No one could prove "beyond a reasonable" doubt that they hit this guy. It's a joke that it went this far.
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Mar 17, 2008
 
I see stupid people wrote:
"But prosecutors said the bar's manager, Mark Nicholson, told them recently that he could not be sure who exactly had struck him during the brawl. David Wyser, the prosecutor's chief trial deputy, said Nicholson never has been fully certain."
How ironic that now Nicholson can't remember.
Does he remember how much he was paid to not remember?
So, the chief trial deputy says the main witness and victim was "never certain" about who hit him? And they filed charges? What a waste of time and money on a media chase. What an incredible statement about prosecutorial professionalism -- we file charges when we aren't certain. All you mopes who get arrested in bar fights, by the way, hold Wyser to his word and get your diversion agreements, and your charges thrown out. Maybe the Star can get some sort of count on how many other battery charges result in diversion/dismissals. According to MCPO policy, battery cases are NOT DIVERSION ELIGIBLE. Apparently unless Wyser and Brizzi need to avoid an acquittal personally.
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Mar 17, 2008
 
"We're very happy to go back to playing basketball," said James Voyles, Tinsley's attorney, as they stepped onto an elevator with Daniels and his attorney, Ralph Staples."

Is that what you call it? Playing basketball? I'd rather read a Kravitz article than watch this team "play basketball". When is the last time the Pacers were in the news for "playing basketball"? I think Reggie was still here (not Reggie Wayne, but that other Reggie).

No one cares about this team any longer. Look at the attendance numbers......sorry excuse for "professionals" in any field...go away Pacers.
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#14
Mar 17, 2008
 
what a joke !!!!!
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#15
Mar 17, 2008
 
what a joke !!!!!!
wait a week

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#16
Mar 17, 2008
 
Hey folks, just wait a week or two. Those two jerks will be back at it.
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Mar 17, 2008
 
Jim Voyles is a sharp attorney. I highly recommend his services. One of the best prepared attorneys I've seen.
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#19
Mar 17, 2008
 
Anyone who attends a Pacer game is supporting Trash. They already have the lowest attendance level in the NBA. We can put them out of business if nobody support them.
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#20
Mar 17, 2008
 
I thought the diversion program was only available to first time offenders?

Hasn't Tinsley been in trouble before?
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#21
Mar 17, 2008
 
I was wondering when the plea deal was going to happen. Tip of the day...go long on J.P. Morgan/Chase. They stole this one and everyone is thanking them. One Nation/One Bank.
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Mar 17, 2008
 
Rightguard wrote:
Jim Voyles is a sharp attorney. I highly recommend his services. One of the best prepared attorneys I've seen.
he sure scared brizzi and wyser out of the water.
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#23
Mar 17, 2008
 
citizen wrote:
What crap.
They get away with it again.
Just like most of today's "stars" - be it sports or movies or TV, etc. There's a different system for them than there is for the working person. Sucks, doesn't it?

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