Friday, September 02, 2005
Shooting Victim Points To Allen 
Chicago Sun Times article

Now things are starting to look worse for Tony Allen. The victim and his lawyer are claiming that the shooter was part of Allen's party and blame Allen for the shooting in relation to the arguement they had earlier.
Johnson said he didn't know the shooter but would be able to recognize him again. The shooter was part of a large entourage that accompanied Allen into the restaurant, said Johnson's lawyer, Rahsaan A. Gordon.


Johnson "is inside the restaurant, standing at a counter waiting to be seated," Gordon said, adding Johnson was with several others.

"A short time later [around 3:30 a.m.], Tony Allen comes in with a large group of 10 to 15 people. Immediately when he comes in, he spots Marktwain Johnson and he begins to go into his tirade."

"F--- him up," Allen told the shooter, according to Gordon.

That could not be confirmed with police, who interviewed Johnson at the hospital.
The Herald states that the original confrontation may have been about the money Allen makes as an NBA player.

To me, the best case senario here is that Johnson and his lawyer are looking to make some money off of a rich NBA player. Worst case, of course, is that he's telling the truth. This likely isn't going to be the sort of thing that just goes away quietly. Expect more information (true or not) to come out in the next few days and a distracting trial somewhere down the road.

# posted by Jeff @ 9/02/2005 08:47:00 AM - Message Board

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