Following the early-Wednesday morning stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, police accused Atlanta Hawks members Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha of getting in the way of their investigation, and arrested the pair. Antic and Sefolosha released a joint statement disputing the cops’ allegations. Dudes look gigantic against normal sized humans.-TO
Here’s Budenholzer’s statement:
The events of this morning involving Pero and Thabo were unfortunate as we never want to see our players put themselves in a potentially negative situation. We will continue to look into the facts of the incident but with the information and foundation that we currently have established, we will support them through this process. Otherwise it is a continuing legal matter and I will have no further comment.
And this is a joint statement released by Antic and Sefolosha:
As members of the Atlanta Hawks, we hold ourselves to a high standard and take our roles as professionals very seriously. We will contest these charges and look forward to communicating the facts of the situation at the appropriate time. We apologize to our respective families, teammates, and the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon them. We are unable to provide further comment as this is an ongoing legal matter.