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Judge enters not guilty plea for Pacers guard
By TIMES WIRES
Published October 13, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS - Pacers guard Stephen Jackson was led away in handcuffs Thursday after a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf on a felony charge of criminal recklessness and two other counts for a fight outside a strip club.
Jackson was booked into jail and released on $10,000 bond, the prosecutor's office said.
Jackson, whose charges include misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Nov. 1, with his trial to start Jan. 8.
Authorities say Jackson, already on probation for his role in the brawl with Pistons fans two years ago, shot a gun in the air at least five times during a fight outside Club Rio on Oct. 6.
Jackson's attorney, James Voyles, said his client acted in self-defense.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Jackson, who missed practice Thursday because of the hearing, might play in Saturday's preseason game against Utah depending on how well his injuries from the fight heal. He had stitches in his lip and scrapes and bruises, most of which happened when he was hit by a car during the mayhem, prosecutors said.
Two other men also face charges related to the incident.
The driver of the car that hit Jack-son, Deon Willford, 23, is charged with felony counts of criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. The judge Thursday also entered a not guilty plea on Willford's behalf.
Raymel Mattox, who was at the club with the players, was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession. Prosecutors said Mattox started the fight and had marijuana. His first hearing hasn't been scheduled.
MAVERICKS: Coach Avery Johnson signed a five-year deal through 2011. Johnson, 41, went 60-22 and reached the Finals last season after coaching the final 18 games in 2005, when Don Nelson stepped down. Johnson had three seasons left on his previous deal, which averaged $2.5-million. Financial terms of the new contract were not disclosed.
Also, Greg Buckner sprained his left knee against the Kings. The guard, who averaged 6.7 points off the bench last season, is day to day.
WIZARDS: Guard Antonio Daniels, usually among the first off the bench, sprained his left ankle during practice and is day to day. He averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 assists last season.