The Stephen Jackson incident won’t go away anytime soon

October 11, 2006 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

Ok, I’m in.  Let’s move on (inspired by Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star).  I’ll be the first one to say that I wasn’t happy with the incident that took place with the four Pacers players.  Stephen Jackson has apologized.  Apology accepted (although, I’ll agree with Kravitz, it would be nice to hear from the other three players also).  I’ve vented to my friends about lack of judgment and warned we’d have plenty of one-liners from all over the place (anyone hear some of the zingers on the Bob and Tom radio show this morning when Duke Tumatoe was singing?).  Ok, it’s done now.  We can’t change it.  The players can’t change it either.  Let’s focus on the upcoming season and make something positive happen! 

I wrote the paragraph above this morning and saved it to post tonight.  Now it is 4:30pm – and charges have been filed against Stephen Jackson.  So, I guess we will not be able to let this go and move on. This will fuel the media frenzy, draw more negative attention nationwide, and will now become a distraction for the fans and team alike.  I hope I am wrong, but I’m feeling déjà vu all over again.  Will this season be a repeat of the last?

Next update:  5:00pm.  Donnie Walsh and Larry Bird are having a press conference at 5:45pm.  Hmmm.

The press conference wasn’t all that revealing.  It appears that Larry Bird and Donnie Walsh are holding off judgment, or any disciplinary action, for the time being.  Anyway, as stated in the previous paragraphs – this isn’t going away anytime soon.  

Question for any lawyers:  Can someone on probation (recall the Detroit incident) be in possession of a firearm?  



Entry filed under: Indianapolis, nba, News, Sports.

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  • 1. Arthur  |  October 12, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Definitely going to be hearing about this one for a while. Kravitz has another good article in today’s Star about it. You’ve probably already read it. Talks about Brizzi and how conviction is probably the best thing for the Pacers. Interesting. Unless you’re already sick of it all.


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