View Full Version : Brawl fallout continues

11-30-2004, 05:35 PM
Indiana Pacers (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/pacers) players will be charged for fighting with fans during the Nov. 19 brawl at the end of a game against the Detroit Pistons (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/pistons), Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca told The Detroit News.

"Whoever was involved in fisticuffs will be charged, regardless if they were wearing a jersey. It's obvious there were several Pacer players and fans that dealt blows," Gorcyca said, the newspaper reported Tuesday.

The prosecutor declined to say which players would be charged or what the charges might be.

Auburn Hills police Lt. James Manning told the newspaper that he expects four members of the Pacers to face assault and battery charges.

Manning said at a news conference Monday that a lawyer for the Pacers told detectives that none of the players would agree to be interviewed by police. Prosecutors could get the police report by the beginning of next week, Manning said.


11-30-2004, 11:05 PM
Artest should be charged for taking out the innocent guy and Jackson should be charged for running in the crowd throwing haymakers. I didn't get a good look of what Jermaine O'neal did in the crowd so maybe he did something I don't know about but if all he did was knock out that guy on the court he shouldn't be charged because that guy had no right coming on the court just like Artest had no right going in the crowd!