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Lakers Rookie Derrick Caracter Defends Himself On Twitter

Facing criminal charges for allegedly shoving and grabbing a pregnant IHOP employee in New Orleans, Lakers rookie Derrick Caracter took to Twitter last night to defend himself. Not exactly convincing. That said, initial reports had Caracter striking a pregnant waitress. Now news reports are saying he grabbed and pushed her. So, he’s right, the truth does appear to have some wiggle room.

One thing is certain, however. Caracter is one period short of an ellipsis.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Sunday, Bloody PR Sunday for the Lakers

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Sunday, Bloody PR Sunday for the Lakers

Let’s see…First the Lakers, completely unable to contain Chris Paul, lose Game 4 to the New Orleans Hornets. Then we hear Kobe Bryant left the arena on crutches after the game, after twisting his ankle. Now the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Lakers backup Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly striking a pregnant waitress. He’s facing multiple charges.

Not good. Especially for a team still recovering from the PR-fallout from Kobe tossing homophobic slurs at a referee a couple of weeks ago. It’s the playoffs guys. Now is not the time to make Kevin Garnett look like a good guy by comparison.