INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Stephen Jackson was expected Wednesday to admit to criminal recklessness in firing a gun outside a strip club and, if the plea agreement is accepted by a judge, pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.
In exchange for the guilty plea, the Golden State Warrior player would have a one-year jail sentence suspended and a felony converted into a misdemeanor conviction, according to the agreement with the Marion County prosecutor.
Jackson was arrested with two other men outside the Indianapolis club last October while he was playing for the Indiana Pacers. He told police he fired shots in the air to try to break up a fight. The original criminal recklessness charge carried a prison term of six months to three years.
Jackson was traded from the Pacers to Golden State in January.
In February, Deon Willford, who hit Jackson with a car during the incident, was convicted of felony battery in a bench trial and sentenced to two years in prison, two years on probation and 100 hours community service. The third arrested man, Raymel Mattocks, pleaded guilty last month to possession of marijuana and was fined $1,000 and given a 60-day suspended sentence.
At the time of the fight, Jackson already was on probation for his role in a 2004 brawl between Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans. Jackson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery charges in September 2005 for his role in the incident.
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