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3 sentenced to probation in NBA brawl
Latest Updated by 2005-03-17 11:57:18

Charlie Haddad, left, and Alvin Shackelford Jr., right, listen during their sentencing hearing in district court in Rochester Hills, Mich., Wednesday, March 16, 2005, for their part in a brawl between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons. The two men, both 21 and of Burt, Mich., were at the Nov. 19, 2004, NBA game together. District Judge Lisa Asadoorian sentenced Shackelford to a year of probation and 150 hours of community service. Shackelford was hit by Pacers forward Ron Artest after approaching the player on the court. Haddad, who authorities say was punched by two Indiana players, received a sentence of two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, plus an additional 10 weekends of community service.

Charlie Haddad, left, and Alvin Shackelford Jr., right, listen during their sentencing hearing in district court in Rochester Hills, Mich., Wednesday, March 16, 2005, for their part in a brawl between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons. The two men, both 21 and of Burt, Mich., were at the Nov. 19, 2004, NBA game together. District Judge Lisa Asadoorian sentenced Shackelford to a year of probation and 150 hours of community service. Shackelford was hit by Pacers forward Ron Artest after approaching the player on the court. Haddad, who authorities say was punched by two Indiana players, received a sentence of two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, plus an additional 10 weekends of community service. (AP Photo) 

Three men were sentenced to probation and community service on Wednesday for their part in a brawl between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons in November 19.

Alvin Shackelford Jr. and Charlie Haddad had pleaded no contestto violating a local ordinance against entering a performance space. Jeremy Handley pleaded guilty to violating a local ordinance against throwing objects at a sporting event, the AP reported from Rochester Hills, Michigan.

District Judge Lisa Asadoorian sentenced Shackelford to a year of probation and 150 hours of community service. Shackelford was hit by Pacers forward Ron Artest after approaching the player on the court during the melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Haddad, who authorities say was punched by two Indiana players,received a sentence of two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, plus an additional 10 weekends of community service.

Handley was sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service. The 31-year-old resident of Macomb County's Chesterfield Township, in January turned himself in after seeing his face on television as someone for whom police were looking. Asadoorian said Handley threw an empty cup during the brawl.

Four other fans and five Indiana players are charged with assault and battery in the fight. Another fan, Bryant Jackson, hasbeen ordered to stand trial on a charge of felony assault for throwing a chair, the report added.

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