Thursday , Jan , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jamaal Tinsley in Larry Bird’s Dog House


The Indiana Pacers suspended Jamaal Tinsley for Wednesday night’s game against Golden State following an incident during a film session one day earlier, The Star has learned.What exactly happened during the session is unknown. However, coach Jim O’Brien said prior to Wednesday’s game that Tinsley would sit out because of an injured knee. O’Brien told The Star the same thing after the game.The Tinsley situation overshadowed a big comeback win by the Pacers, 125-117 over the Warriors.

Former Pacer and current Golden State forward Stephen Jackson, along with several people with knowledge of the situation, confirmed that Tinsley was suspended. The length of Tinsley’s suspension is uncertain.Tinsley, who has dealt with an assortment of injuries the past few weeks, has routinely attended home and road games while injured this season, but he was not at Conseco Fieldhouse on Wednesday.’It’s an unfortunate situation he got suspended like that,’ Jackson said after the game. ‘He’ll bounce back. Me and Jamaal have been through a lot.’ Former coach Rick Carlisle suspended Tinsley for one game last March for excessive tardiness to practice. Click here for more from the Indianapolis Star