A judge dismissed a $2.5 million civil suit against Allen Iverson yesterday stemming from a 2009 bar fight in Detroit. Iverson’s deposition last August featured a series of testy exchanges with attorney Gregory Lattimer, who has previously gotten the better of the former NBA point guard in similar cases. From the Detroit News’ Robert Snell :
Iverson denied playing any role in a 2009 bar fight at the South Beach Pizza Bar nightclub inside the Fisher Building. He said he hired bodyguards, including a pre-Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, to stay out of trouble.
“I get sued for stuff I don’t got nothing to do with. I ain’t involved with. Ain’t nobody never said … I touched them,” Iverson, 36, said. “I don’t do nothing to nobody, buddy.”
Lattimer had a quick reply.
“The head honcho ain’t supposed to,” he said.
Iverson: “Yeah, I ain’t no damn mob boss. I don’t live my life like that. I got five kids. I don’t put that on their head. That’s a fairytale that y’all living in …”
After nearly two hours, Lattimer said he appreciated Iverson sitting for the deposition.
“Go to hell,” Iverson said.