So he won't get the felony charge and won't do jail time.Former Indiana Pacers player Stephen Jackson has agreed to admit to his role in a melee outside a Westside strip club under a plea bargain that will allow him to avoid time behind bars.
Jackson, 29, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors, is scheduled to plead guilty and be sentenced at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Marion Superior Court. According to a plea agreement filed in court, he will admit the most serious charge, felony criminal recklessness, for firing his gun into the air before and after another participant hit Jackson with his car.
If the judge accepts his guilty plea, Jackson will receive 100 hours of community service at Christamore House and pay a $5,000 fine. A one-year jail sentence will be fully suspended, and prosecutors have agreed to convert the Class D felony into a misdemeanor conviction, since it is Jackson's first felony.
Seems pretty likely that he was going to lose the recklessness case anyway for firing the gun in the air inside city limits.
This would seem to be just about the end of Jackson's tie to Indy, though I'm sure someone will replay brawl footage to go along with the MI judge's ruling on Jackson breaking his probabtion (for the brawl) 1 day shy of it ending the first time.
Looks like Indy wouldn't be able to get out of his deal because of this (I assume). Hard to say what that would have done to his Indy status (with fans, as trade bait), but I have to assume that pulling jail time off the table improves his overall tradability in the league.
Anyway, so much for the charges about him starting the fight or beating people up.
I just hope the DNA results for the ham and cheese sandwich bag get in so we can find out who's been eating the mayor's 3 pm snack. It's only tax-payer's money, and there's no other way to crack the case.