As far as I know Lance hasn't admitted any guilt, and we haven't heard either sides story, just what the media reports.
You believe what you read in the newspapers and online? Now-days stories are completely fabricated and the media always plays up the most sensational aspects of any story, true or not.
For all we know she got in his face and he just shoved her away from him and she fell down the stairs. There might not have been any intent on his part to hurt her at all. If they were circling around while arguing he might not even have realized the stairs were behind her.
As for slamming her head against the stairs, he could have rushed downstairs and tried to pick her up and she jerks away from him and that's how her head got slammed against the stairs.
On the other hand she could have gone up the stairs being conciliatory, and he is such a jerk he shoved her down the stairs on purpose, then not satisfied with that rushed down and slammed her head against the stairs.
I know people report things in a way that supports their position. Which story do you buy?
Those who buy either story without knowing all the facts need to start using their head for something other than a wintertime hat rack.
The truth is we just know what Stephenson has been charged with and he's been in trouble before so we tend to believe the worst. What we don't know is if there are any witnesses other then her girlfriends.
My opinion is he needs more than counciling if he did all of what he's charged with on purpose, if it's all true he needs jail time. However I refuse to judge him on what I read in media reports.
We may never know what actually happened. But when did that ever stop people from picking sides? And with the anonymity the Internet gives it makes it worse.
I think the Pacers are handling things the right way.