Tyreke Evans: Sued

by January 20, 2010
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Funny, when Tyreke and teammate Omri Casspi appeared on NBA TV last night, this didn’t get brought up: “Kings guard Tyreke Evans is among four men named in a wrongful death lawsuit in Delaware County in Pennsylvania, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The civil suit was filed by the family of Marcus Reason, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2007. Evans’ cousin, Jamar Evans, was sentenced to 9-20 years after pleading guilty last January to third-degree murder and weapons charges. Jamar Evans was 16 years-old at the time of the shooting. The Inquirer reports the Reason family is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 … Evans said last June he discussed the incident with all the teams he met with before the NBA Draft. ‘I didn’t want to hide nothing from nobody,’ Evans said. ‘I wanted to be straight up because I wanted them to be straight up with me. I just thought I’d let them know the incident did happen.”‘