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NY prosecutors: Pacers pick shoved woman on stairs
A judge released Stephenson, 19, without bail late Sunday night after his arrest on assault, menacing and harassment charges. Prosecutors had asked for $7,500 bail.
In a lengthy statement issued Monday, Pacers president Larry Bird called Stephenson’s arrest “very disappointing to the Pacers franchise and to me personally.” A defense attorney said Stephenson didn’t harm his girlfriend.
Authorities say the confrontation occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday when the woman, Jasmine Williams, was returning home to her apartment building with two friends. Witnesses said Stephenson was waiting for her and yelled, “Are you kidding me?” before pushing her down the stairs.
Ebanks, calling the charges against his client “very serious,” added: “Everyone, especially Lance, regrets that this incident occurred. We look forward to addressing these charges in the appropriate venues.”
Stephenson was one of the nation’s top high school prospects. He played one season at Cincinnati before applying for early entry to the NBA draft.
Bird said the organization was still waiting to hear all the facts.
Still, Stephenson “should not have put himself in the position he was in early Sunday morning,” the former Boston Celtics great added. “We have consistently emphasized to our players the importance of not putting themselves in situations where bad things can happen.”
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