Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  20 responses

Mavs Claim Thomas Not Involved in Brawl

According to his employer, and at least one witness, Tim Thomas did not in fact join in the chair-throwing fun at Denny’s: “Roger Emrich, a sports reporter for KRLD Radio, was eating in the Denny’s after work and witnessed the scuffle, which he said involved companions of Thomas but not the player. Emrich said he never heard Thomas utter an anti-gay slur. Nor did he see Thomas throw a chair…Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks’ president of basketball operations, said accounts of the incident were ‘way, way overblown.’ ‘What I can tell you is that Tim was not involved,’ Nelson said. ‘He’s 30 years old with a wife and kids. When the situation started to escalate, he left the property immediately. Certainly we’re working with authorities and our security folks to get to the bottom of it. But this is something that’s way, way, way overblown. Innocent until proven guilty in this country, last I checked.”‘

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    That headline looks wrong.
    It should read “Mavs Claim Thomas Not Involved in Brawl”.

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick thesubwayconnection

    Tim’s thugs do the dirty work. Just like his teammates.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    The Mavs also claimed that Steve Nash wasn’t worth the money so I have a hard time trusting them.

  • Peter

    left the premesis? what a fugazi

  • tavoris

    So millionaire basketball players and reporters eat at Denny’s.

    At any rate, this is eerily familiar.

  • tavoris

    @Hursty, I think it was intentionally worded that way-especially with the comments yesterday

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    So what is the sports reporter reporting around 1-3 AM? Claiming he’s eating after work.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    tim thomas is only 30?

  • vtrobot

    @chiqo: my thoughts exactly. i would have guessed about 37.

  • heartlandG

    I thought it was an unwritten code no blacc folks eat at Denny’s…I guess untill they started givin away free grand slams some months ago

  • heartlandG

    And that ni99a Tim is 3 shades past blacc lol

  • KR

    I’ve heard far worse anti-gay slurs than, “You dance to Lady GaGa records”…but to each his own.

  • tavoris

    @heartland-I didn’t know that Denny’s started actually serving black people (or “coloreds” as they were used to calling us back in 2003).

  • tmw554

    yeah it was some other 6’10” dude at dennys…whatever

  • http://Www.lollercoasters.com Dr. West

    3 shades past black….. Lol I’m dying

  • MikeC.

    “Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks’ president of basketball operations, said accounts of the incident were ‘way, way overblown.’” He followed that comment by stating “Accounts of Tim Thomas’ NBA career were way way overblown.”

  • MikeC.

    @Dr. West Tim Thomas = my shadow’s shadow.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Word, tavoris. Screw Denny’s, they’ve been discriminating against blacks, asians, and hispanics for years now. In the 1990′s! Can you believe that crap?

  • Still ballin

    Tim Thomas throwing a chair and hitting a women..Allen iverson not available for any comment..

  • BSIV

    I can recall an old Slam ish, 6-8 years ago that claimed T^2 “might” be the most talented player in the league. Anyone wanna renege on that proposal?