|Apr. 6 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST1:53 UAE (+1)23:5317:53 ET4:53 PM CT20:53 - Sefolosha has filed a lawsuit against New York City after he was acquitted of criminal charges stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub. The federal lawsuit names five police officers and seeks unspecified damages.
Analysis: Sefolosha was arrested in April 2015. Police alleged he disobeyed orders to clear the street after another NBA player was stabbed outside the 1Oak nightclub. The Swiss national said his leg was broken in the ensuing struggle, causing him to miss the playoffs. He was acquitted in October of misdemeanor charges. Sefolosha alleges the officers arrested him without cause and filed a false report.
|Mar. 28 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST2:57 UAE (+1)00:5718:57 ET5:57 PM CT21:57 - Sefolosha was reportedly considered questionable for Monday's game against Chicago but made it on to the floor.
Analysis: The Atlanta Hawks forward has been dealing with an ailing right ankle.
|Jan. 10 10:28 PM PT11:28 PM MT12:28 AM CT1:28 AM ET6:28 GMT14:28 11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST10:28 UAE07:281:28 ET12:28 AM CT4:28 - Sefolosha returned Friday night.
Analysis: Sefolosha was out with a sore right wrist.
|Nov. 3 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CT1:31 - Sefolosha was back on the floor Wednesday.
Analysis: Sefolosha was resting his sore ankle.
|Oct. 14 4:24 PM PT5:24 PM MT6:24 PM CT7:24 PM ET23:24 GMT7:24 4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST3:24 UAE (+1)01:2419:24 ET6:24 PM CT22:24 - Sefolosha played his first game since an April encounter with New York City police left him with a broken right leg. He scored five points in eight minutes of a 100-86 preseason victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The 6-foot-7 forward missed Atlanta's first two preseason games while standing trial on the charges resulting from the incident with police, which occurred last season outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub during the final week before the playoffs. Sefolosha turned down a lenient plea deal and was acquitted of all charges last week.
|Oct. 9 6:43 AM PT7:43 AM MT8:43 AM CT9:43 AM ET13:43 GMT21:43 6:43 AM MST8:43 AM EST17:43 UAE15:439:43 ET8:43 AM CT12:43 - Sefolosha was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. A Manhattan jury found Sefolosha not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Analysis: The guard-forward, who suffered a fractured right leg in the April 8 struggle with police, was accused of repeatedly disobeying the orders of officers telling him to leave the area around the club where another NBA player, Chris Copeland, had been stabbed.
|Oct. 6 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET15:34 GMT23:34 8:34 AM MST10:34 AM EST19:34 UAE17:3411:34 ET10:34 AM CT14:34 - Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of Sefolosha, who was charged with resisting arrest and other crimes during a confrontation with police officers outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub in April.
Analysis: Sefolosha suffered a season-ending leg fracture in the struggle and has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also include misdemeanor obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. He has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors, and his attorney, Alex Spiro, has said Sefolosha is going to trial to clear his name. A jury was picked Monday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
|Sep. 10 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST22:58 UAE20:5814:58 ET1:58 PM CT17:58 - Prosecutors say Sefolosha has declined a plea deal that would have wiped away criminal charges stemming from a confrontation outside of a Manhattan nightclub. The Atlanta Hawks guard-forward was arrested April 8. Police were investigating the stabbing of another NBA player. They say Sefolosha ignored orders to step away from the crime scene and became combative. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Analysis: Sefolosha sustained a season-ending injury in the struggle and missed the Hawks' playoff run. According to The New York Times, attorney Alex Spiro says Sefolosha insisted on going to trial to clear his name. Sefolosha's trial starts Oct. 5.