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Adam “Pacman” Jones, center right, appears in court Dec. 6 with co-defendants Sadia Morrison and Robert “Big Rob” Reid, and his lawyer Robert Langford, center, before Hearing Master Kevin Williams at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

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Adam “Pacman” Jones, center right, appears in court Dec. 6 with co-defendants Sadia Morrison and Robert “Big Rob” Reid, and his lawyer Robert Langford, center, before Hearing Master Kevin Williams at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

During the 2007 NBA All-Star Game weekend, Las Vegas played host to a four-day party. Outside of a strip club on the early morning of Feb. 19, gunfire halted celebrations and left one man paralyzed and two others injured.

At Minxx Gentleman's Club and Lounge, NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones "made it rain," or showered the stage with dollar bills. However, when the strippers began to collect the bounty without his permission, he became angry. A fight broke out and people were forced out of the club.

Outside, an unidentified shooter that police believe to have been part of Jones' entourage fired several bullets. One of the bullets lodged into bouncer Tommy Urbanski's spine, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Jones, who played for the Tennessee Titans, was suspended from the NFL following the shooting. On December 6, 2007, Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges and will serve a year on probation, face random drug testing, do community service and take anger management classes. He was traded by the Titans to the Dallas Cowboys during the 2008 NFL Draft, pending his reinstatement to the league.

Urbanski filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans, seeking to hold the team partially responsible for the shooting since Jones had not been disciplined by the team for other legal troubles. A judge dismissed the lawsuit in January 2008, saying the incident that happened during the NBA All-Star Weekend had nothing to do with the team.

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Arvin Kenti Edwards on April 18, 2008, on three counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery with substantial bodily harm.

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charges and his lawyer, Jeffrey Segal, accused Jones of falsely naming Edwards. The trial is set for March 2 and bail is set at $2 million.

Archive highlights

A year later, justice still elusive for Urbanskis

Tue, Feb 19, 2008

So much has changed for so many people connected to the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at Minxx strip club one year ago today at the end of a chaotic NBA ...

From street to discreet

Sat, Dec 15, 2007

As he left the Regional Justice Center last week, Adam "Pacman" Jones didn't seem entirely transformed.

'Pacman' wants to do the right thing, his lawyer says, but isn't sure what that is

Wed, Jun 27, 2007

District Attorney David Roger wants suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones to do the "right thing" and help police identify the suspect in a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip ...

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REALITY HITS HOME

Sun, Jun 24, 2007

Kathy Urbanski would spend time checking her husband's body every few hours for lesions, gashes, cuts of any kind that bleed without feeling. When you're paralyzed mid-waist down, a howitzer ...

A LONG WAY GONE, A LONG WAY TO GO

Sun, Apr 22, 2007

Life is no longer an abstract concept for Tom Urbanski.

Jon Ralston on a glimpse again of the real Goodman

Fri, Mar 2, 2007

After years of pointing out his "all for me and one for me" attitude, his serial dissembling and his ever-spinning ethical compass, I've grown weary of His Honor as he ...

At 5 a.m. the day after the NBA all-star game George Petraski found himself at Ground Zero

Fri, Mar 2, 2007

The crack of 9 mm bullets that mangled his friend's spine keeps George Petraski awake at night. When asked to, he will relive it. But he stops often, squeezing his ...

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The Shooting, 2007: Four Bullets Later
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Urbanskis Living With Strain, Hope
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