Stephen Jackson avoided a trial and jail time for his part in the Club Rio melee when his lawyers reached a plea agreement with prosecutors today. Here's the essentials.
If the judge accepts his guilty plea, Jackson will receive 100 hours of community service at Christamore House and pay a $5,000 fine. A one-year jail sentence will be fully suspended, and prosecutors have agreed to convert the Class D felony into a misdemeanor conviction, since it is Jackson's first felony.
Whatever. Why am I going through this again? I guess I'm still seeking closure to the Jack era and to a greater extent the post-brawlcolyptic fallout era that, three years later, is not complete. Hopefully, the fact that Jack's plea lessened his charge to a misdemeanor will help him avoid any major ramifications for violating his absurd probation in Michigan for charges related to the brawl.