Ex-Pacer to plead in club fight

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Call Star reporter Jon Murray at 444-2752. Former Indiana Pacers player Stephen Jackson has agreed to admit to his role in a melee outside a Westside strip club under a plea bargain that will allow him to avoid ...
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Maxwells Hammer

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jun 18, 2007
Hey lets forget about the 100 hours. I would just as soon get him out of Indy completely now and forever. What do you say Steve fork over another 5K and you can walk completely. No special treatment my foot. Just get him out of here.
mike

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jun 18, 2007
Let the Thug comments begin in 5,4,3,2,1
Titov Sang the Blues

North Haven, CT

#4 Jun 18, 2007
Maxwells Hammer wrote:
Hey lets forget about the 100 hours. I would just as soon get him out of Indy completely now and forever. What do you say Steve fork over another 5K and you can walk completely. No special treatment my foot. Just get him out of here.
Wow, so the state of Indiana has the power to banish people? Now and forever? Jeesh, and they say that Indiana hates African-Americans. Perish the thought.

Seriously, he actually had no criminal felony record, owned up to this, and will be punished. With the overcrowding in the jails, what would have been served by this? Apart from petty Hoosier vindictiveness.

Now that this is over, Pacer fans ought to stop whining about this. Unless someone on the current roster gets into trouble starting now, you really have no cause to bitch and moan the way you do.
Soffietti

Lafayette, IN

#5 Jun 18, 2007
I'll have to agree with Solomon, Willford's Attorney, in that Jackson's sentence was extremely generous. He should be banned from the NBA. First, he hits a fan at a game, then he is shooting guns! Good Lord - I'm afriad to attend an NBA basketball game!

If it weren't for the economic boost that the team gives our city, I'd vote to just get rid of the entire Pacer's team. Ever since Reggie retired, the team has turned into a bunch of hoodlum's who can't give a win or any hustle, think they're too cool, and run around at dirty strip joints shooting guns.

We don't need that in Indiana... and we sure don't WANT it.
Colt45

Glendale, CA

#6 Jun 18, 2007
Glad this thing is over, it will be a long 100 hours for Indy...
Get this guy out of here and stop talking about him already...
Rich

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jun 18, 2007
Didn't get special treatment? Whatever...the other guy got 2 years in jail and 2 years probation, plus 100 hours of community service.

He used his car as a weapon and Jackson shot a gun. Both citizens endangered lives and should have at least received a similar sentence.

This is way off line and the only reason he didn't get worse is because he professional athlete. Anyone who thinks different is a total moron.

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Since: Jun 07

Alexandria, Indiana

#8 Jun 18, 2007
If he was on probation than why wasn't that violated for him having a second charge and having been arrested? Come on have some common sense.. he was not given special treatment? Yeah right already known for fighting and than shoots a gun in a public place while on probation. Don't ya just love high dollar justice.
cts

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jun 18, 2007
Titov Sang the Blues wrote:
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Wow, so the state of Indiana has the power to banish people? Now and forever? Jeesh, and they say that Indiana hates African-Americans. Perish the thought.
Seriously, he actually had no criminal felony record, owned up to this, and will be punished. With the overcrowding in the jails, what would have been served by this? Apart from petty Hoosier vindictiveness.
Now that this is over, Pacer fans ought to stop whining about this. Unless someone on the current roster gets into trouble starting now, you really have no cause to bitch and moan the way you do.
ding dong, this guy should do jail time just like you or I would.
This guy was firing a gun. My god what else is he allowed to do
cts

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jun 18, 2007
Titov Sang the Blues wrote:
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Wow, so the state of Indiana has the power to banish people? Now and forever? Jeesh, and they say that Indiana hates African-Americans. Perish the thought.
Seriously, he actually had no criminal felony record, owned up to this, and will be punished. With the overcrowding in the jails, what would have been served by this? Apart from petty Hoosier vindictiveness.
Now that this is over, Pacer fans ought to stop whining about this. Unless someone on the current roster gets into trouble starting now, you really have no cause to bitch and moan the way you do.
whats it matter if he had no felonies?? he had a record.

that comment makes no sense. a 2nd DUI can be a felony because of the first which is not a felony
Titov Sang the Blues

North Haven, CT

#13 Jun 18, 2007
Soffietti wrote:
I'll have to agree with Solomon, Willford's Attorney, in that Jackson's sentence was extremely generous. He should be banned from the NBA. First, he hits a fan at a game, then he is shooting guns! Good Lord - I'm afriad to attend an NBA basketball game!
If it weren't for the economic boost that the team gives our city, I'd vote to just get rid of the entire Pacer's team. Ever since Reggie retired, the team has turned into a bunch of hoodlum's who can't give a win or any hustle, think they're too cool, and run around at dirty strip joints shooting guns.
We don't need that in Indiana... and we sure don't WANT it.
Name the current Pacer roster players you consider to be a hoodlum. Apart from Tinsely and Daniels' legal issues, which have yet to be settled, please name for me the other Pacer players who have had legal troubles or have shot guns in strip club. Let's hear your names. Bet you can't name them, because you're just an ignorant Hoosier who would rather stereotype and generalize than speak with an informed opinion or with all the facts.

Last time I checked, the Union contract prevented the NBA from banning anyone for anything other than drug violations. Good luck working that clause into the next contract.

Oh, and by the way, haven't substantially MORE NFL players been arrested for more serious offenses in the last 12 months. Oh, that's right, with their helmets on, you can't generally see that they're black. THAT'S the real reason most Hoosiers hate the Pacers.
Anonymous

Muncie, IN

#14 Jun 18, 2007
mike wrote:
Let the Thug comments begin in 5,4,3,2,1
I'm sorry, but he is a thug who belongs in prison. The truth hurts, now doesn't it?
Titov Sang the Blues

North Haven, CT

#15 Jun 18, 2007
cts wrote:
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ding dong, this guy should do jail time just like you or I would.
This guy was firing a gun. My god what else is he allowed to do
They offered the plea bargain because on some level the prosecutors thought they might lose the case. Without a felony on his record, Jackson probably met the criteria for such a plea bargain arrangement. If I was in the same fix, you better believe I'd want to take the deal.
Maxwells Hammer

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jun 18, 2007
Titov Sang the Blues wrote:
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Wow, so the state of Indiana has the power to banish people? Now and forever? Jeesh, and they say that Indiana hates African-Americans. Perish the thought.
Seriously, he actually had no criminal felony record, owned up to this, and will be punished. With the overcrowding in the jails, what would have been served by this? Apart from petty Hoosier vindictiveness.
Now that this is over, Pacer fans ought to stop whining about this. Unless someone on the current roster gets into trouble starting now, you really have no cause to bitch and moan the way you do.
Him owned up to this. What? Are you on drugs?
He played the victim from the get go and not until he gets backed into a trial does he cop a plea. He can't even finish the court fight he started. He's a punk and a coward. This has nothing to do with color. What it does have to deal with is his is threat to the pubic. Getting in fights, waving and shooting guns in the air. Give me a break. I know it's because of his child hood. He didn't get held enough as a baby. Well his is sure using a silver spoon now. Tell you what there are a lot more people out there with less that don't get way with any of this type of behavior. Black, white, yellow, brown, red, or green. He is a punk and we are better off without him anywhere near Indiana. Get him out of here and you can go with him...
Opinion

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jun 18, 2007
Like we expected punishment?? Pacers will grab him back in two years.
TandA Conoisseur

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jun 18, 2007
I never understood why the Pacers chose to go to Club Rio when Brad's is right around the corner.
Captain Insano

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Jun 18, 2007
$5,000 fine for discharging his firearm in the air. In laymen's terms, that's like one of us being fined $20 for an offense like that with his salary. Why didn't the judge just request therapy with O.J.?
Titov Sang the Blues

North Haven, CT

#21 Jun 18, 2007
Maxwells Hammer wrote:
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Him owned up to this. What? Are you on drugs?
He played the victim from the get go and not until he gets backed into a trial does he cop a plea. He can't even finish the court fight he started. He's a punk and a coward. This has nothing to do with color. What it does have to deal with is his is threat to the pubic. Getting in fights, waving and shooting guns in the air. Give me a break. I know it's because of his child hood. He didn't get held enough as a baby. Well his is sure using a silver spoon now. Tell you what there are a lot more people out there with less that don't get way with any of this type of behavior. Black, white, yellow, brown, red, or green. He is a punk and we are better off without him anywhere near Indiana. Get him out of here and you can go with him...
I'm not going anywhere. Free country after all.

By taking the plea deal, Jackson in the eyes of the law owned up to his role in the incident. I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to get out your noose like in the good ol' days, but that's the way it is.

The guy burning down homes on the Southside is an infinitely more serious threat to safety than a dum-dum barfight that occurred nearly a year ago.
Titov Sang the Blues

North Haven, CT

#22 Jun 18, 2007
cts wrote:
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whats it matter if he had no felonies?? he had a record.
that comment makes no sense. a 2nd DUI can be a felony because of the first which is not a felony
Well, if you read the article, under the plea bargain rules that currently exist in Marion County, the prosecutor's office was able to tender the plea bargain offer based on the fact that Jackson had no prior felonies. If you feel so strongly about it, hire a lawyer and file a friend of the court brief to get it changed. Unless you do that, it's time to move on.
WHO CARES

Fishers, IN

#23 Jun 18, 2007
SOUNDS LIKE A PTR CAN'T CATCH A NEW CASE ALREADY ON PROBATION GIVE HIM TIME
lol

Pendleton, IN

#24 Jun 18, 2007
Just plain BS.
One of the other opposing party is in jail. Hopefully the detroit DA won't be so gutless. Breaking probation by carrying a firearm. Hopefully he'll get what he should have gotten here.
Now that "justice" has been served we'll see how gutless Stern will be.

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