Ex-Pacer to enter guilty plea today

Stephen Jackson was expected today to admit to criminal recklessness in firing a gun outside a strip club and, if the plea agreement is accepted by a judge, pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community ... Full Story
terrible

Indianapolis, IN

#49 Jun 20, 2007
I wonder if I, the average person, could get by with paying $5,000 and a little community service/ Of course not. I'm glad he's gone. The Pacers need to clean house and someone needs to take charge.
Tony Soprano

Indianapolis, IN

#50 Jun 20, 2007
mr azz toot wrote:
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Ive been in enough 'gentlemens clubs' to know when time is to 'get going'. Jasskson deserves jail time. Just like any of the rest of us would have received.
Bigger man? Sounds like someone has a viagra problem! Steve (how cute, you're on first name terms) was there, and 'did what he had to do'? BS... he was supposed to be starting spring training- where were the curfews? He needed to have his lazy Azz in bed and start focusing on why he gets paid the big bucks.
As for the Pacers? Sell the frikken team. Always ALWAYS been a second tier outfit, NEVER strong enough- with the departure of reggie (and excluding JO) this team has no class. We got rid of our season seats when Reggie left. Good timing- attendance is pathetic, and matches the quality of the team. Zippo.
Attendance is way down, way down in NBA in general. Why? Because of punks and thugs like Jackson. The NBA needs to force mandatory college for ANY player.
The players are there to entertain. It a business. To much money for too little talent. Dont like it? Go play ball on the street.
I agree with everything you say except for selling the team...Come on now.
Ray

Mchenry, IL

#51 Jun 20, 2007
Looks like Jackson dodged a bullet.
You got my vote Mayor

Lima, OH

#52 Jun 20, 2007
J-E-A-L-U-S is all I can say about you hater. Everybody wants to get on a stars case when they think he did something appropriate. I am usaully against regular people having guns but this story makes me think some people do need gun. Celebrities, athletes need them for protection. The police can't be everywhere.
Seriously

United States

#54 Jun 20, 2007
Did Stephen Jackson hurt anyone when he shot his gun in the air? Was anyone assaulted? He was stupid for shooting the gun in the air, duh. What was he suppose to get 20 years for shooting his gun and hurting no one. Let's see what strip club incident is worse, Stephen Jackson shooting a gun in the air and injuring no one or Terry Record being drunk off his @$$ and getting in his car and killing someone. Hmm, Jackson's case sounds like a misdeameanor compared to Record's case. This is an instance where being a local celebrity actually hurt Jackson. If this was some guy named Rick Johnson he would have paid a $500 fine and case closed. If our beloved Peyton Manning did the same thing, you fools would be saying, Peyton should have shot the guy and not wasted a bullet in the air.
come one

United States

#55 Jun 20, 2007
Sounds great, with the exception of Bulter basketball making it a few rounds in the tourney, I want to support second class college sports. No one gives a rat's @$$ about IUPUI, Univ of Indianapolis (are you joking) or Butler sports besides basketball. Is the real problem that the vast majority of NBA players are black? That was a stupid on my part to an obvious answer
Mike wrote:
Every time you buy an NBA game ticket, watch a game on TV, or buy some NBA merchandise, you are helping to put money in the pockets of morons like Stephen Jackson, Ron Artest, etc.
If you don't like them, then stop giving them your money. Go support some other sports team like Butler, IUPUI, U of I, etc. The only way the NBA will change is if their funding source starts to dry up. You all are their funding source.
Stop paying these jackoffs - or STFU.
come one

United States

#56 Jun 20, 2007
Sounds great, with the exception of Bulter basketball making it a few rounds in the tourney, I want to support second class college sports. No one gives a rat's @$$ about IUPUI, Univ of Indianapolis (are you joking) or Butler sports besides basketball. Is the real problem that the vast majority of NBA players are black? That was a stupid question on my part to an obvious answer
Josh

Indianapolis, IN

#57 Jun 20, 2007
You got my vote Mayor wrote:
J-E-A-L-U-S is all I can say about you hater. Everybody wants to get on a stars case when they think he did something appropriate. I am usaully against regular people having guns but this story makes me think some people do need gun. Celebrities, athletes need them for protection. The police can't be everywhere.
Perhaps you shouldn't have tried spelling it out....hooked on phonics, check it out.
the the

Indianapolis, IN

#60 Jun 20, 2007
Mike wrote:
Every time you buy an NBA game ticket, watch a game on TV, or buy some NBA merchandise, you are helping to put money in the pockets of morons like Stephen Jackson, Ron Artest, etc.
If you don't like them, then stop giving them your money. Go support some other sports team like Butler, IUPUI, U of I, etc. The only way the NBA will change is if their funding source starts to dry up. You all are their funding source.
Stop paying these jackoffs - or STFU.
Uindy is always a fun watch, but a different style than Butler. They did the D2 national player of the year a few years back though. There is a lot of college talent on the southside.
myjunk

San Francisco, CA

#61 Jun 20, 2007
Whatever you liberal idiots!!!! The guy is irresponsible, a criminal and deserves to be treated as such. Do you think he will actually do any of his community service? NO $5000 fine????? he makes that in 1 minute in the NBA quite literally. UNREAL and there are people like Mr Astute that back him like he is a role model. The thugs are Jackson and his "entourage" you people make me sick, you deserve everything you get you sheep. Stand back and let the system walk all over you and because he is black and an NBA star he gets off. Screw you!!!
Get Real

Eminence, IN

#62 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
I don't know who you are but what ever you are smoking or drinking must be powerful stuff!
You without a doubt have some of the most idiotic posts I have ever read or hope to read!
I believe you are the same clown that said Treadu is a future NFL Hall of Famer!
According to you, you know and "party" with these athletes.
You really live in a strange world!
For a person that appears to have the IQ of a carrot, I take your posts as bothersome but laughable!
P.S--Please do not breed!!!!
Ex-Pacer Fan

Fishers, IN

#63 Jun 20, 2007
Seriously wrote:
Did Stephen Jackson hurt anyone when he shot his gun in the air? Was anyone assaulted? He was stupid for shooting the gun in the air, duh. What was he suppose to get 20 years for shooting his gun and hurting no one. Let's see what strip club incident is worse, Stephen Jackson shooting a gun in the air and injuring no one or Terry Record being drunk off his @$$ and getting in his car and killing someone. Hmm, Jackson's case sounds like a misdeameanor compared to Record's case. This is an instance where being a local celebrity actually hurt Jackson. If this was some guy named Rick Johnson he would have paid a $500 fine and case closed. If our beloved Peyton Manning did the same thing, you fools would be saying, Peyton should have shot the guy and not wasted a bullet in the air.
Yes, they were stomping on a disabled person, he was assaulted. That is why the other guy (his cousin I believe) tried to run Jackson over. Jackson and his posse where kickin' the sh*t out of a guy who is handicapped.

Don't even try and compare Peyton Manning with Stephen Jackson.
Bob

Fort Wayne, IN

#64 Jun 20, 2007
SJ.....move forward and make sure you use some of your money toward anger management training. No sense blowing a good thing over somthing you can learn to control; i.e., your temper.
Hmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#65 Jun 20, 2007
Pacer Fan wrote:
It's about time the Pacer's found a guy who can shoot from the outside.
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
Bob

Fort Wayne, IN

#66 Jun 20, 2007
2 cents wrote:
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you're a punk just like him.:-)
Sell the Pacers out of Indy. Our children need role models, not overpaid gangbangers
...or 2 cent racist hiding behind sheeps clothing. Sell them all.

And what do you think the Legend is
?
Judy

Noblesville, IN

#67 Jun 20, 2007
R U SERIOUS wrote:
I am an African American female who is far from being a bigot, a racist, a sexist, or and other "ist" you can conjure up, and I believe what Stephen Jackson did was wrong. Defending yourself does not include firing random shots into the air. Fortunately, those bullets did not come down and injure someone. I hope that Mr. Jackson does use this at a turning point and goes on to do a lot of good things with his life.
Thank you for you great comments!
ready fire aim

United States

#68 Jun 20, 2007
If he was employed in the NFL, he would be in jail and loose half of the next season as a league suspension.

But real cities, like Chicago, don't have to suck up to the NBA out of fear of loosing the stinking team. The Chicago teams may suck, and stupid fans still buy over-priced tickets, but players are not allowed to fire weapons, punch, kick, strangle and all the other insane stuff that is allowed in little wannabe Indianapolis.
TDRocks

Elkhart, IN

#69 Jun 20, 2007
Pacer Fan wrote:
It's about time the Pacer's found a guy who can shoot from the outside.
:) that was a good one...but, how dare you throw humor into the world of hate, bigotry, and violence? LOL!

With all that said, I'm white and proud to be so.(newsflash, that doesn't make me racist) Stephen did what anyone else in the situation would do...he followed the system. The system says "admit your guilt, and we'll slap you on the hand really hard...fight it, and we'll lock you up." Non-NBA people do it daily. I see in the paper every day in my little town (which is about 90% white) guys getting suspended sentences on a daily basis for actually being convicted of crimes that actually DID hurt someone/something. So, don't make this an NBA, Stephen Jackson, black thing because it's not...read beyond the front page of the paper once in a while and you'll see the truth.

The media wants to make this bigger than it is...not us. Let me give you another example. Just a few weeks ago, a girl was murdered in my home town (the first true murder in over 20 years). The murderer? A drug dealer who was released early for basically the same thing....a plea.
what

San Francisco, CA

#70 Jun 20, 2007
Sure......he waited until now to plead guilty to "buy" a little time. Does anyone really think the $5,000 fine will make any difference in his personal budget?
He's such a butt!
what

San Francisco, CA

#71 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
Get a life, dude

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