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Pacers Players Agree To Community Service

Last updated on Monday, March 17, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Two Indiana Pacers avoid a trial and charges stemming from a bar fight last year.

Jamal Tinsley and Marquise Daniels entered into a plea deal with prosecutors. Chief Trial Deputy David Wyser says the Tinsley and Daniels agreed to enter into a criminal diversion program, in exchange for all the charges to be dropped.

The two players will be required to work 32 hours of community service and take anger management type classes.

Attorneys for the Pacers players say they did not plead guilty and are not admitting to being involved in the bar fight at 8 Second Saloon last February.

Wyser says the bar manager was not able to identify who punched him during the altercation, which led to the deal.

The players are scheduled to appear in court for a compliance hearing on May 19th.

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