I also forgot to note that you were quick to say "I don't care what other teams do..." even though I noted the Detlef fight, along with Dale and Tony being in several scraps.
Did you ever say "Reggie doesn't represent my city" or "what a punk" after he bowed after his would-be game winner, or after the Gold Club story broke, or after he and Jordan got in a fight, or when he every trip down the court yapping with Spike Lee between plays ....
I could be wrong, but I strongly suspect the answer is no. So Reggie at a strip club late at night, one that apparently delved into prostitution level interaction, that was okay. But after the Rio I have to hear "and what were they even doing at a strip club" or "what were they doing out that late during camp".
You know, because Reggie was never seen out at bars during the season, even the night before a game.
When did Dale throttling an opposing player go from "fighting for his team" to "thugging out" when it's someone like Jack popping some fan that thought a point blank beer in the face was a way to calm things down.
If that beer was in Reggie's face and Dale had drilled the guy, Pacers fans would have supported Dale down the line.
This view of the team has taken on a life of it's own, the history books on previous PACER PLAYERS has been wiped clean (the Colts too), and now if Tins gets a parking ticket it will be worth a mention as the 11 pm leader.
You guys simply aren't holding the old Pacers to the same standards as the Jack/Tins/JO versions. Let alone to the NBA standards.
Now, if a video surfaces or some realible witnesses (not the manager's buddies) can verify that Tins ruthlessly attacked this guy in an unprovoked manner (meaning bumped into only, etc) to the point that part of his ear was torn off, then I will in fact be upset with Tinsley as an Indy citizen and would like to see him removed from the team ASAP.
Of course he will be convicted if that is the case and the rest will take care of itself I would think.