Warriors’ Jackson pleads guilty in gun incident
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Golden State Warriors swingman Stephen
Jackson pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness on Wednesday for firing a gun
outside of a strip club in October.
The former Indiana Pacers player was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and perform
100 hours of community service. The 29-year-old Jackson, who played for the
Pacers at the time of the incident but was traded to Golden State in January,
avoided possible jail time with the plea, as he was still on probation in
October for his involvement in the brawl that erupted between the Detroit
Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and Detroit fans in 2004.
Other players involved in the incident — Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels and
Jimmie Hunter — were not charged.
Jackson reportedly was hit by a car and fired a gun in the air at least five
times during the incident.
Jackson will serve another year of probation for his latest brush with the
law. He averaged 15.5 points and three rebounds per game last season for
Indiana and Golden State, and was a big contributor to an upstart Warriors
club that ousted the Dallas Mavericks, the top seed in the Western Conference,
in the first round of the playoffs.