A federal jury slapped NBA superstar Allen Iverson with $260K in damages yesterday, finding him negligent after failing to prevent his bodyguard from assaulting a man. The plaintiffs accused Iverson's coterie, including bodyguard Jason Kane, of giving them a "vicious, dog-like beating" when the men refused to vacate a Washington bar in 2005.
The jury deemed Kane liable for the assault and battery of one of the two plaintiffs, and held the Nuggets' star accountable for his employee's actions. Iverson is currently in court over his role in another alleged brawl in Hampton, Va. The jury did offer some good news for the embattled player, throwing out $20 million in punitive damages.