Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
I just got off the phone with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
They said Lance Stephenson was released on his own recognizance without bail Sunday night and faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 19 in criminal court.
Phonecalls to Stephenson’s attorneys, Alberto Ebanks and Adam Sattler, have not been returned.
Stephenson, a rookie guard with the Indiana Pacers, was charged with assault, attempted assault, harassment, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon after pushing Jasmine Williams, the mother of his daughter, down a flight of stairs early Sunday morning in her Brooklyn apartment.
“Then he slammed her head on to the bottom step,” a source in the DA’s office said.
“When they charged him with weapons possession, I’m assuming they’re referring to the steps. There were no other weapons.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.