Monday , Dec , 11 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Pacers suspend Jackson

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers suspended guard Stephen
Jackson one game for conduct detrimental to the team during the club’s 107-75
setback to Cleveland on Saturday.

He will sit out Monday’s contest against the Chicago Bulls.

In the second quarter of the Pacers’ loss to the Cavaliers, Indiana coach Rick
Carlisle exchanged words with Jackson before sending the volatile guard to the
locker room for the rest of the game.

The suspension is just the latest misstep for Jackson, who was charged with
felony criminal recklessness and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly
conduct for his role in a fighting incident outside an Indianapolis nightclub
earlier in the season.

The 28-year-old Jackson is averaging 12.3 points in 22 games for the Pacers
this year.