Tuesday , Mar , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels Avoid Trial


Indiana Pacers guards Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels avoided a trial Monday on charges stemming from a 2007 bar fight.

Prosecutors agreed to drop all charges if the players stay out of trouble for two years.

Tinsley faced a felony charge of intimidation, and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation in the fight at the 8 Seconds Saloon in February 2007. Daniels was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

"We think this is the appropriate thing," said Tinsley’s attorney, James Voyles, after the 20-minute session in a Marion County court. "We’re grateful and relieved." [ESPN]