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SSj4Wingzero
Aug 15, 2010, 20:34
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/08/15/2010-08-15_indiana_pacer_nba_player_lance_stephenson_buste d_for_shoving_his_girlfriend_down.html


Indiana Pacer NBA player Lance Stephenson busted for shoving his girlfriend down the stairs

BY John Lauinger (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/John%20Lauinger)
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Originally Published:Monday, August 16th 2010, 4:00 AM
Updated: Sunday, August 15th 2010, 8:03 PM


Coney Island (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Coney+Island) basketball star Lance Stephenson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Lance+Stephenson) - a second-round Indiana Pacers (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Indiana+Pacers) pick in the June NBA draft - was busted Sunday for pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, cops said.
Stephenson, 19, a legendary player at Brooklyn (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brooklyn+%28New+York+City%29)'s Abraham Lincoln High School (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Abraham+Lincoln+High+School), roughed up Jasmine Williams (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jasmine+Williams), 21, in the stairwell of her Brooklyn apartment building about 5 a.m., according to police.
The 6-foot-5 rookie point guard's blows sent Williams tumbling head-first down 10 steps, requiring her to be treated at a hospital for injuries to her head and neck, cops said.
Stephenson, who played one year at Cincinnati (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Cincinnati+Bearcats+%28Basketball%29) before getting drafted 40th overall by the Pacers, was hit with a charge of third-degree assault. He was awaiting arraignment last night.
He had been considered a first-round talent but dropped to the second round due to off-the-court issues, including a 2008 bust for sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl inside of Lincoln High School (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Lincoln+High+School).

StEpHoN_mArBuRy
Aug 15, 2010, 22:14
Smh.. Just read this on realgm.. I really hope he can stay out of trouble...

SSj4Wingzero
Aug 15, 2010, 22:17
It's really messed up.

Born Ready seems like one of those kids who should've done a stint in juvy to straighten him out

portega1968
Aug 15, 2010, 22:39
born ready to **** up

shaolin
Aug 16, 2010, 07:07
not surprised!

pakopako
Aug 18, 2010, 09:10
A criminal complaint provided Monday by the Brooklyn district attorney's office said that as Williams lay at the bottom of the stairs, Stephenson picked up her head and slammed it on the bottom step.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5467630

N.Y.knicksstateofmind
Aug 18, 2010, 11:02
wise for the knicks not to take Lance stephenson showing ill judgement. I think he going to be a bust sadly not because of his skills and potential in which i dont think he will live up to but because of his poor judgements, maturity, work ethic and I.Q. Its bad enough to push your girlfriend down the stairs.

Paul1355
Aug 19, 2010, 02:27
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/08/15/2010-08-15_indiana_pacer_nba_player_lance_stephenson_buste d_for_shoving_his_girlfriend_down.html
im not regretting the Knicks skipping him now...the last thing we would of needed was an off the court issue from a rookie of all people.

DontForgetDerekHarper
Aug 19, 2010, 02:53
dude was over rated any way, close thread not even worth a knicksonline.com thread.

KING~POETIQ
Aug 19, 2010, 21:33
"fake thug, no love..."

StreetDreams21
Aug 19, 2010, 22:04
Williams lay at the bottom of the stairs, Stephenson picked up her head and slammed it on the bottom step.

Now I'm thrilled we didn't draft him.
Unless a woman is holding a ****ing gun to your head, you don't do that sort of thing smh