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  • Tinsley hires security guard

    It's about time!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3157018

    Jamaal Tinsley's latest off-the-court trouble has convinced the Pacers forward to heed his team's advice and hire a security guard.


    Tinsley
    "It was mine and the team's decision to do it," Tinsley told the Indianapolis Star. "They've been trying to make me do it for the last two years. It's something I needed to do."

    The security guard will travel with Tinsley when he's on the road and when he goes out in Indianapolis, the newspaper reported.
    The latest episode was Tinsley's third late-night incident in about 14 months. It is the latest in a three-year string of off-court problems that have engulfed the franchise, starting with a brawl with Detroit Pistons fans in 2004.

    The Pacers have since traded two of the main participants in the brawl -- Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson -- but the franchise still is digging out, and Tinsley continues to find trouble.

    He was there when then-teammate Jackson fired a gun into the air several times before being hit by a car at an Indianapolis strip club in October 2006. Tinsley and another Pacers player, Marquis Daniels, face a Jan. 14 trial on charges stemming from a bar fight nearly a year ago.
    In the latest incident, Tinsley's group had arrived at the "Cloud 9" club in a Mercedes, a Rolls Royce and a Dodge Charger, all owned by Tinsley. Thompson said a group gathered around the Rolls Royce and gave Tinsley a hard time about his cars and his earnings.

    After leaving the club, the group realized after leaving the club that a car and a pickup truck were following them, Thompson said, adding there were at least two people in the truck and four in the car.
    Instead of going home, Tinsley's group pulled into the Conrad Hotel parking lot, where someone in the pursuing vehicles opened fire with a .223 caliber assault rifle, spraying bullets on the hotel, Tinsley's cars and nearby buildings.

    Pacers trainer Joey Qatato was struck in both elbows as he sat with Tinsley in the Rolls Royce, which was hit by several bullets, as was the Charger. The 48-year-old Qatato was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was treated and released.

    Following the shooting at the hotel, Tinsley's brother, James, was part of a group that chased the shooter in one of Jamaal Tinsley's vehicles.
    James Tinsley, who also has a gun permit, fired his 9 millimeter handgun during the chase but hasn't been charged because the incident is still under investigation, Thompson said. Jamaal Tinsley did not participate in the chase.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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    Read Kravitz column for some interesting comments from some of the Colts players about having a security guard. It doesn't solve everything

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      Jamaal Tinsley's latest off-the-court trouble has convinced the Pacers forward to heed his team's advice and hire a security guard.
      Since when did Tinsley turned into a forward?

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        "Pacers Forward"

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          Originally posted by Mal View Post
          "Pacers Forward"

          ESPN FTW!

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            Originally posted by Shade View Post
            ESPN FTW!

            I liked this part too.

            Originally posted by Worldwide Leader
            After leaving the club, the group realized after leaving the club that a car and a pickup truck were following them, Thompson said
            Read my Pacers blog:
            8points9seconds.com

            Follow my twitter:

            @8pts9secs

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              Originally posted by Mal View Post
              "Pacers Forward"

              Rick Car. wrote this!! Eddie Gill is just not enough

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              • #8
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                you ever seen JO's security? i could probably beat him up. LOL
                "GIMMIE DAT!"-DANGER

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                  Yikes. So rather than look at how he might change some things to avoid getting in trouble he hires a security guard?

                  There are guys in Indy - in any large metro area - tougher than most, if not all, security guards.

                  Security will scare off the wannabee tough guys but the REAL tough guys - the guys who just don't give a **** - will go after them. And sometimes folks get security and consider it an excuse to act like an *******, which can get you in even more trouble.

                  I'd like to think of this as a good thing but considering Tinsley has somehow had some extremely poor outcomes to conflicts he's been involved in - like going to trial for a felony or having people chase him halfway across town to shoot at him - I'm not particularly encouraged.
                  The poster formerly known as Rimfire

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                    Re: Tinsley hires security guard

                    Originally posted by DisplacedKnick View Post
                    Yikes. So rather than look at how he might change some things to avoid getting in trouble he hires a security guard?

                    There are guys in Indy - in any large metro area - tougher than most, if not all, security guards.

                    Security will scare off the wannabee tough guys but the REAL tough guys - the guys who just don't give a **** - will go after them. And sometimes folks get security and consider it an excuse to act like an *******, which can get you in even more trouble.

                    I'd like to think of this as a good thing but considering Tinsley has somehow had some extremely poor outcomes to conflicts he's been involved in - like going to trial for a felony or having people chase him halfway across town to shoot at him - I'm not particularly encouraged.
                    I like the idea of a security guard for him, but that's only helpful to protect him from a drunk or someone annoying.

                    The people he's running into on the west side of Indy with assault rifles willing to open fire in downtown Indianapolis are not the typical drunk that will be stopped by a security guard. ...and you know if they are bold and stupid enough to do that in front of the Conrad, they are not going to be afraid to go back out on the town. ...so, yes, change is absolutely needed or we may read be reading a far darker story in the paper.
                    Lance is finally home. Whether he becomes our starting PG or he's 6th man, he's getting big minutes and he's here to stay. #llortontnia

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                      Re: Tinsley hires security guard

                      Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post
                      I like the idea of a security guard for him, but that's only helpful to protect him from a drunk or someone annoying.

                      The people he's running into on the west side of Indy with assault rifles willing to open fire in downtown Indianapolis are not the typical drunk that will be stopped by a security guard. ...and you know if they are bold and stupid enough to do that in front of the Conrad, they are not going to be afraid to go back out on the town. ...so, yes, change is absolutely needed or we may read be reading a far darker story in the paper.
                      How about making the town safer and a place where you do not have to fear for someone shooting at you with an assault rifle ?

                      How about condemning the idiots who chose to shoot at people for whatever petty reason they can find, instead of those going about their own business.
                      How about giving a young athlete the right to live his life as he wants, and condeming the people who are trying to prevent that ?

                      You are trying to tell us all, in the same line of the press around Indiana, that Tinsley has had 3 incidents in 14 months, NONSENSE!

                      First incident? Stephen Jackson, there were a number of other players present, they all thugs too?
                      Second incident? again, Daniels present and indicted, and what is the case?
                      None, politics, politics and politics, No proof whatsoever of JT's involvement, except hearsay, and 1 guy "saying" so.

                      If that had been you, cops wouldn;t have even bothered to write a report.

                      And here you are making it a Capital Crime.

                      Third incident? some nitwit, or group of real thugs, decides to hassle a man who drives a Rolls, tell him to visit London, he'd be busy for the rest of his natural life, and then when the owner of the Rolls decides to take the best route, i.e. get out of there, that same thug that was already waiting on re-inforcement called for after an earlier incident somewhere, decides to follow the Rolls with his posse, because he wants JT to "party" with him, JT takes a detour and gets hosed from an AK47 but Tinsley is at fault (for wearing the short skirt)

                      The logic you use is scary, outright scary.

                      Clean the town up if you feel that strong, but start with the real thugs before you decide to run hard working honest people out of town.

                      Or is that to dangerous ?
                      So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

                      If you've done 6 impossible things today?
                      Then why not have Breakfast at Milliways!

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                        Re: Tinsley hires security guard

                        Originally posted by able View Post
                        How about making the town safer and a place where you do not have to fear for someone shooting at you with an assault rifle ?

                        How about condemning the idiots who chose to shoot at people for whatever petty reason they can find, instead of those going about their own business.
                        How about giving a young athlete the right to live his life as he wants, and condeming the people who are trying to prevent that ?


                        ...snip...

                        The logic you use is scary, outright scary.

                        Clean the town up if you feel that strong, but start with the real thugs before you decide to run hard working honest people out of town.

                        Or is that to dangerous ?
                        Cleaning up the town needs to happen. I agree that's far more important than anything related to Pacer basketball.

                        However, whether you agree he has a string of incidents, the logic is not scary. It's merely practical and may be the only thing that keeps him alive. He doesn't have time for the city to become safe before he takes a bullet. I know in your world we might be able to flip a switch and make that change....but that's not reality.

                        Sorry if reality gets in the way and has to be considered for his safety.

                        BTW, whether it's Jackson or Tinsley, some of us will never agree whether the way they go about their business is part of the problem. That's not what I'm arguing here because I know that falls on deaf ears....so this is not about calling Tinsley a thug or criticizing his lifestyle.

                        But the truth cannot be denied. Tinsley has to make better decisions. He knows it and has said so. JOb has said the same thing.
                        Lance is finally home. Whether he becomes our starting PG or he's 6th man, he's getting big minutes and he's here to stay. #llortontnia

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                          Re: Tinsley hires security guard

                          Originally posted by able View Post
                          How about making the town safer and a place where you do not have to fear for someone shooting at you with an assault rifle ?
                          Parts of the town are very safe.

                          Jamal Tinsley chooses not to hang out in those parts of town.

                          If he wants to party where rough people hang out, then rough things may happen to him.

                          I'm not disagreeing about cleaning up Indy - it's part of the reason why the mayor lost to a complete unknown - but I don't know of a metro area of over a million people where there won't be some bad sections of town. Tinsley needs to keep himself out of those sections of town.
                          The poster formerly known as Rimfire

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                            Security guard or professional babysitter? I know there are some very rough places on the westside of Indy, but I am in the category of stay away from that area if you don't want trouble. Remember the security guard may not look like a bodybuilder, but if he is an excellent marksman it wouldn't matter.

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                              Re: Tinsley hires security guard

                              Originally posted by jeffg-body View Post
                              Security guard or professional babysitter? I know there are some very rough places on the westside of Indy, but I am in the category of stay away from that area if you don't want trouble. Remember the security guard may not look like a bodybuilder, but if he is an excellent marksman it wouldn't matter.

                              I could see a hollywood popcorn movie in there somewhere....

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