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July 16, 2008

Paul Pierce Gang Sign? (Video)

Paul Pierce Gang Sign Video

Paul Pierce is getting fined $25,000 by the NBA for apparently flashing a (Piru) gang sign at Al Horford during a game last year, and now the NFL feels compelled to scour through all their game tapes to see if any of their players are doing the same. No word yet on what will be the penalty for the 83.9 million suburban teenagers currently flashing gang signs on Myspace. Any thoughts on this?

Paul Pierce Gang Sign Video Sparks NFL Review

...Gang signs in pro sports gained a higher profile during the NBA playoffs, when Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce was fined $25,000 for making "menacing gestures" toward the Atlanta Hawks' bench during a game.

Paul Pierce was contrite at the time, saying in a statement "I 100 percent do not in any way promote gang violence or anything close to it. I am sorry if it was misinterpreted that way."

"We were always suspicious that [gang-related hand signals] might be happening," said Mike Pereira, the NFL's vice president of officiating, according to the report. "But the Paul Pierce gang sign video is what brought it to light. When he was fined … that's when we said we need to take a look at it and see if we need to be aware of it..."
Paul Pierce Gang Sign? (Video)

Posted by jsmooth995 at July 16, 2008 4:19 PM

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