Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  23 responses

Jamaal Tinsley: Sued

The Pacers’ equipment manager alleges that Jamaal abandoned him during the infamous shooting two years ago, and now he’s taking Tinsley to court: “Indiana Pacer Jamaal Tinsley’s rush for safety during a 2007 shooting left the team’s equipment manager a sitting duck in the back of Tinsley’s Rolls-Royce, a new lawsuit says. Trapped in the back seat, Joey Qatato suffered gunshots to both elbows as gunmen opened fire outside the Conrad hotel in Downtown Indianapolis. Qatato’s lawsuit against Tinsley and the car’s driver seeks to hold them responsible for his injuries.”

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  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    I was thinking he was being sued for impersonating a point guard.

  • Bear

    Couldn’t he have, you know, gotten out of the car too?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Bear: And immediatedly been shot by the gunmen surrounding the car? Yeah, nice plan.

  • Benoit Benjamin

    Yeah but what was tinsley supposed to do? offer his body as protection? Okay he acted as a coward, but can he really be blamed for that?

  • smurf

    This whole country is sue happy. I’m gonna sue Chilli’s for giving me diarrhea

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  • Hello? Wilt Chamberlain is that you?

    F’n ridiculous. I’m gonna sue someone for my coffee being too hot…

  • mdshuai33

    That statement was rude and uncaring, and I’m offended…I’m suing.

  • Bear

    Well then how did the other two get out untouched…am I missing something


    Was jamal supposed to get out the car with all those bullets coming turn around and unlock the door for the equipment manager maybe jamal could have asked the shooters to politley stop while he went back to help his friend

  • Kas

    exactly whats wrong with america. a place where you can sue anybody for anything, every other person you meet is a right wing racist and bush. not a good place to be

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    how did jamaal and his driver get away? did they run? if so, where to? why not just drive off? why did this dumbssa sit in the car? if im with two of my black friends, and all of a sudden they take off running, you best believe im running too. id find out the reason later.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    “rush for safety” is the term used. implying that where they were was dangerous. why would you stay somewhere dangerous? why would you sue someone for trying to not die? why don’t you just say, “i’m an equipment manager, my job sucks, i got shot, i wanna get paid.” it’s true and it makes you look like less of a dolt.

  • Kevin

    Uh, like somebody is supposed to wait for you during a shootout? you didn’t see Tre run back for Ricky in Boyz N The Hood did you? Tinsley did what any sane human would do….RUN!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    The back door were on child lock or something and this qatao guy couldn’t open the doors himself. The people in the front seat ran into a hotel lobby and left this dude in the back seast. yo can’t blame them for watching their own asses, but thats pretty terrifying. I’m not sure if he’ll be able to win a suit, but dude is lucky to be alive.

  • that dude

    What a fu(ken joke, like Jamaal Tinsley is responsible for this guy getting shot… why not sue the police department for not being there, the car manufacturer for not making the vehicle bulletproof, the clothing company for not making your shirt out of kevlar….

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    You say qa-TAY-toe, I say qa-TAH-toe.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m trying to work out how the trainer guy isn’t suing the GUY SHOOTING THE GUN?!?

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    how did he get shot in both elbows???

  • chintao

    ^ It likely has something to do with that grand lawyering tradition of going after the deep pockets. The gunmen’s money won’t be a long as Tinsley’s.

  • Ken

    “Quatato also alleges emotional trauma after Tinsley repeatedly dribbled through his legs”, Quatato’s lawyer did not necessarily add.

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 weezy f. leezy

    thats what im sayin Dacre

  • negative

    When I saw them running I wouldve been out also. Mel should sue him for the holes(bullet) in his back door and staying in the car like that was gonna save him!!… Dumbas-!!!!