December 9, 2007

Pacers should Fire Tinsley

Indiana Pacer Jamaal Tinsley was involved in his 3rd violent late-night in the last 14 months
Tinsley and several companions were targeted in the shooting that wounded one person outside a downtown hotel. Tinsley wasn't injured. He didn't practice Sunday, but according to the team Web site,, Tinsley is scheduled to meet with Bird and O'Brien to discuss the team's course of action.

Police said the shooting involved an assault rifle and followed a confrontation when Tinsley and his companions were leaving the "Cloud 9" club.

O'Brien said Tinsley made an error in judgment by being out so late. Police were called at 3:40 a.m.

"It was not a good decision and that's basically it," O'Brien said. "I'm sure he knows that, and I'm sure there will be a lifestyle change for him. But, to the best of our knowledge, he was a victim."

"Error in judgment." "Victim." I get the impression that the Pacers are going to let Tinsley off the hook until his luck runs out.

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