What happened to the good ol days when guys were just slapping their wives around? Every time you look at the sports section, someone is pleading guilty to something. Today the lucky winner is Stephen Jackson.
From the AP
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Stephen Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal recklessness for firing a gun outside a strip club and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.
In exchange for the guilty plea, the Golden State Warriors player had a one-year jail sentence suspended, and the judge ordered him to serve a year's probation. Two misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed as part of the agreement with prosecutors.
Jackson said he was happy the case was finished.
"It's a position I put myself in, but I thank God that it's over with," Jackson, dressed in a dark suit with no tie, said after the hearing.
Jackson was arrested with two other men outside Indianapolis' Club Rio on Oct. 6 while he was playing for the Indiana Pacers. He told police he fired shots in the air to try to break up a fight. The original criminal recklessness charge carried a prison term of six months to three years.
Every time a professional athlete gets busted toting a gun w/out propper license, they should get kicked out of their respected leagues and sentenced to five years in the ghetto. Seriously these guys need to take Scareface out of their DVD collection.