Pacers’ Chris Copeland Apologizes For ‘Bad Choice’ Leading To Stabbing

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland apologized for making a “bad choice” and promised to work toward a full recovery after being stabbed outside a New York nightclub early Wednesday.

The team provided an update Thursday, saying Copeland is in stable condition following surgery on his abdomen and left elbow. The Pacers say there is no timetable for Copeland to be released.

On Thursday, Copeland thanked teammates, the organization and Pacers fans for their support while acknowledging he should not have been out that late the night before a game.

Copeland’s girlfriend and another woman also were stabbed. A 22-year-old suspect was in custody.

Two Atlanta Hawks players, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were arrested for allegedly obstructing authorities. Their attorney expects charges to be dismissed.

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