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12/9/04

Charges Have Been Filed In NBA Brawl

It's official, the notorious brawl last month between the Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and some fans has resulted in criminal charges.

The charges were announced while video clips played depicting, blow-by-blow how the melee transpired. Indiana's Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O'Neal and Anthony Johnson were all charged with misdemeanor assault and battery as was the Pacers David Harrison.

Five fans were also charged with misdemeanors, including John Green, who enraged Artest by hitting him with a drink.

The only felony count filed was against Bryan Jackson, the fan who allegedly threw a chair during the fight knocking out another fan. If convicted, Jackson could be sentenced to up to four years behind bars.

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