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Isiah Tries To Pin Overdose On His Daughter

Posted by Mike on October 27, 2008

NBA Hall of Famer, and former New York Knicks executive/coach/screw up, Isiah Thomas is finding himself in a wee bit of trouble today. Early Friday morning, Police were called to the house of Thomas because of an apparent overdose. It was said that a 47-year-old black male had accidentally overdosed on 10 pills of Lunesta and he had lost consciousness. Fitting the description of Isiah. Now, Isiah embarrassed by the incident is trying to say it was actually his daughter who had the mishap, not him. This has upset the Harrison Police Chief David Hall, who told the NY Daily News:

Harrison Police Chief David Hall said the former NBA great was throwing his 17-year-old daughter “under the bus” by claiming she was the one rushed to the hospital Friday, not him.

“My cops … know the difference between a 47-year-old black male and a young black female,” Hall told The Associated Press. “It wasn’t his daughter – and why they’re throwing her under the bus is beyond my ability to understand.”

Hall said no suicide note was found, and police were classifying the case “as an accidental drug overdose.”

Early reports said emergency crews were called to treat a 47-year-old man, the same age as Thomas. Police sources later confirmed it was the NBA star.

Authorities also revealed Thomas had downed 10 Lunesta pills and lost consciousness by the time emergency workers arrived at his $4 million Westchester County home in the early hours of Friday morning.

But Thomas himself denied it was an overdose, adding that his daughter is “very down right now.”

Thomas’ son Joshua, 20, told the Daily News on Friday that the reports of sleeping pills were false and also said it was his sister, not his father, who needed medical attention.

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