Police: 3 Pacers involved in bar fight
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley and teammates Marquis Daniels and Keith McLeod were involved in a fight with a bar manager after a home loss to Golden State early Tuesday, police said.
No one was immediately arrested or charged. Police are still investigating the fight.
The police report said the bar manager of the at 8 Seconds Saloon might have a fractured jaw and severed earlobe. He told officers that Tinsley had threatened to kill him, the report said. Witnesses told officers that McLeod had shoved people during the scuffle.
The confrontation followed another fight involving a person who employees thought was trying to steal coats from the coat check area, police said.
The manager and witnesses told officers that Tinsley, Daniels and a man with them punched the manager in the face and head.
The manager “stated that he was unable to defend himself, at which time both witnesses … stated that they felt that the life of the victim was in danger,” according to the report.
Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said in a statement Wednesday that the team was aware of the allegations but would have no further comment until police complete the investigation.
A phone number provided by the NBA Players Association for Tinsley’s agent, Raymond J. Brothers, was answered by a message saying it was no longer in service.
Tinsley was at a strip club with then-Pacers teammate Stephen Jackson in October when a fight broke out during which Jackson fired a gun into the air several times before he was hit by a car.
Tinsley was not charged in that fight, but Jackson faces criminal recklessness and other charges. Jackson has pleaded not guilty.