Well, not exactly. But stop me if you’ve heard this one before:
The player has been involved in three incidents with the police over the last 14 months, including marijuana found in his car and a murder suspect found in his home.
The coach: “He’s a good-hearted, hard-working kid. … He assured me that those things are in the past.”
The owner: “Wrong place, wrong time. He actually hasn’t done anything.”
The plan: Zero tolerance.
It’s not Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones talking about Pacman Jones, but rather Rick Carlisle and Mark Cuban talking about the newest Maverick, Shawne Williams.
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Dallas acquired the 17th overall pick in the ’05 draft Friday from Indiana, in exchange for Eddie Jones, a couple second-round choices and a couple million bucks.
Williams, 22, has potential. Last year in Indiana he averaged 6 points and 3 rebounds in 65 games and he has the talent to help the Mavericks at forward.
And, even with his sketchy past, he’ll totally fly under the radar in a sports town ready to forgive and forget guys like Josh Hamilton, Pacman and Josh Howard
Or, did I just put him on our radar? – Richie Whitt