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    Iverson's fear of police: I could be dead tomorrow

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson is afraid police are targeting him and he might want to leave the city, according to published reports.

    "I want to be in Philadelphia, but I'm scared to be here,'' the NBA star told The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News in Tuesday's editions.

    They were Iverson's first public comments about his off-the-court troubles last summer.

    After Tuesday night's loss to the New Orleans Hornets, Iverson clarified that he'd prefer to stay in Philadelphia with better treatment by police.

    "If you've talked to me over the past six or seven years you know that (leaving Philadelphia) is not something I want to do,'' Iverson said. "I want to be right in Philadelphia. It's as simple as that.''

    Iverson and his wife, Tawanna, gave an interview to the newspapers Monday at the 76ers' practice facility, to blunt the impact of what the couple said is an unflattering TV news report on Iverson's personal life. The interview was attended by their lawyer, Larry Woodward.

    "I've heard about police officers toasting to Allen Iverson's next felony conviction,'' Iverson said. "I'm hearing about them saying I'm involved with one thing or another, and it scares me. I know that if there's a crooked cop out there, they could do anything to me. He could do anything. Allen Iverson could wind up dead tomorrow if a crooked cop wants him dead. It's as simple as that.''

    A spokesman for the police department, Inspector William Colarulo, said misconduct of any nature would never be tolerated by police commissioner Sylvester Johnson.

    Iverson did not speak to reporters at the team's morning shootaround in New Orleans before Tuesday night's game against the Hornets. The Sixers had no immediate comment on the report.

    During the 90-minute interview with the newspapers, the Iversons also denied reports of domestic abuse.

    Iverson and his uncle were accused of barging into an apartment on July 3 and threatening the two men inside while Iverson looked for his wife after he allegedly threw her out of their house. He was charged with several felonies, but the charges were eventually dropped.

    "My husband never hit me, and he did not throw me out of the house naked,'' Tawanna Iverson said.

    Anticipating that Philadelphia TV station WTXF is planning a news segment raising questions about Iverson's lifestyle, the couple thought it was time to speak out. The NBA star had been advised by his lawyers to not discuss the situation.

    WTXF news director Scott Matthews said it is the station's policy not to confirm or deny the content of any of its programs.

    Iverson is concerned about the media attention he and his wife have received since last summer.

    "I worry about Tawanna all the time,'' he said. "She rides with security before the game, after the game. There's security for 24 hours at our house.''

  • #2
    Now this is an unusual spin. What an attnetion whore.

    I especially like; "Allen Iverson could wind up dead tomorrow if a crooked cop wants him dead. It's as simple as that.''

    Gee, if a fan wanted him dead he could be dead tomorrow, or an opponent, or little green men......

    What a Jack ***
    "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan

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    • #3
      this is for whatever major felony offense he's committing, when he does get caught it's because the police were out to get him.

      what a 'tard.

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      • #4
        Most career criminals do fear the po-po, why should Iverson be any different.

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        • #5
          another mindless thug whose ONLY talent in life is dribbling a basketball. go tell someone who cares!!

          boo-frickin'-hoo!!!!
          I'll post, You argue.

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          • #6
            Maybe Iverson is trying to turn his life around. If the police would just quite catching him when he breaks the law, he wouldn't be in so much trouble. I side with Iverson in this one. Just let him keep playing basketball and if he wants to, break the law.

            We had a couple Packer players get into trouble from time to time. They get in trouble and usually get traded. Terry Glen comes to town and doesn't get in trouble. Antinio Freeman cleaned up his act. I have never heard an athlete wine like Iverson. Like he has a guilty conscious. If Philadelphia is anything like where I work, I don't have time to target any one person, nor would I want to.

            Get a life.
            Drug Recognition Expert

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            • #7
              Okay, all together now.....let's put the "L" to the forehead.

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              • #8
                Isn't his 15 minutes up yet? *yawn*

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                • #9
                  I was watching the story on the local news yesterday. i dont really care about him or basketball, but it was the big story on the news. i started getting ****ed when i realized how he's using the Philly police department for his own press. either that or he's losing his mind, i'm not sure which yet.
                  "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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                  • #10
                    Iverson also fears going to practise, fears arriving at games on time and fears his coach.

                    Why is he still on the team?

                    Jim Burnes

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                    • #11
                      I wish I could say I would never recognize him, except he was voted runner-up for your most wanted man contest in Honey magazine.

                      What a hoot, wanted man. Toniya is quoted as saying "His bad boy image and looks make him sexy" GAG! This is why DV cases never go anywhere??

                      http://www.honeymag.com

                      Kate

                      Hey Nittany Lion, I first heard of AI on Matt's old site, PhillyCops.com

                      [ 11-21-2002, 12:50 AM: Message edited by: Sweet_Kate ]

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                      • #12
                        Dosen't Shaq have a badge now ? Cop on the court, that ought to make him scared.
                        There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.

                        Steven Wright

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                        • #13
                          Goes back to...if you did not do anything wrong, what do you have to worry about. There are enough thugs to go around...we don't have to pick on the innocent.....by the way iverson, if we wanted you, we would have you in custody, remember that....

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                          • #14
                            I really enjoyed that story. They played New Orleans down here yesterday.
                            Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                            • #15
                              If there was any where he could have pressed his luck and got killed it was in New Orleans. Our visitor slogan is COME HERE LEAVE DIFFERENT IN A PINE BOX.
                              Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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