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Detroit, Michigan / Basketball Brawl / Unsportsmanlike Conduct #771948

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 20, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The brawl that erupted between players & fans during the basketball game between the Indiana Pacers & the Detroit Pistons shown.

(Studio: Steve Overmyer) The investigation into the brawl in Detroit featured; scenes shown of Pacers player Ron Artest jumping into the stands. [Pacers head coach Rick CARLISLE†- says a lot of mistakes were made by a lot of people.] [Pistons player Ben WALLACE†- states there is never a need to run up in the stands.] [New Jersey Nets players Alonzo MOURNING†, Richard JEFFERSON†- criticize fans throwing things at players.] The NBA’s suspension of Artest, Wallace, Stephen Jackson† & Jermaine O’Neal† noted. The responsibility of the fans & pressure on the NBA to clean up its act discussed.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Sara Dorsey) The bad behavior that mars sporting events featured; scenes shown of the fight between football players from the University of South Carolina and Clemson, baseball fans attacking Kansas City Royals coach Tom Gamboa, Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player Tie Domi†† pounding a fan, Texas Rangers baseball player Frank Francisco throwing a chair and other incidents.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Last Call question introduced.

Lin, Carol;
Overmyer, Steve;
Dorsey, Sara

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