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Fan who threw coin at 76ers' Iverson gets jail time

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- A Detroit Pistons fan who threw a
coin at the Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson, hitting him in the
back of the head, received a five-day jail sentence Thursday.

Dennis W. Pauley, 31, of Taylor, was arrested after the incident
April 26, late in the Pistons' 99-84 victory in Game 2 of the first
round of the NBA playoffs.
He pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of throwing an
object onto a playing surface.
Pauley also was sentenced to two years of probation and was
ordered not to drink alcohol during that time. The judge required
Pauley get substance abuse treatment and serve 10 weekends of
community service.
Pauley publicly apologized the day after the incident to
Iverson, both basketball teams, the city of Auburn Hills, other
fans and his family.