Jury Calls $260K Foul on Iverson

Nuggets star hit hard for role in '05 nightclub brawl
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2007 5:38 AM CDT
Jury Calls $260K Foul on Iverson
Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson (3) reacts as time runs out in the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz's 114-104 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver, in this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo. Utah guard Derek Fisher, back, heads off the court in the background. Even though Iverson did not provide the...   (Associated Press)

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. (More Allen Iverson stories.)

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