Pacers-Pistons Brawl

Investigation into NBA brawl continues

We could learn as soon as today how long four NBA players will have to sit out for taking part in an ugly brawl at the end of a Pacers-Pistons game.

Indiana's Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson, and Detroit's Ben Wallace were suspended indefinitely by the NBA yesterday. League officials continue to examine videotapes of Friday's fight. It all started in the final seconds when Wallace went in for a layup and was fouled hard from behind. Wallace then spun around and pushed an Indiana player in the face. The benches emptied and punches were thrown. Fans got involved by throwing popcorn, beer and even a chair.

The executive director of the NBA Players' Association has apologized to fans, saying "No one can condone the level of incitement and violence we all witnessed."