HoopsHype Roy Tarpley rumors

June 15, 2011 Updates

Tarpley sued the NBA and the Mavericks in 2007, claiming it was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act that he was not reinstated as a recovering drug and alcohol abuser. The case was settled out of court in 2009 with terms not disclosed, but Washburn said Tarpley got about $5 million. “The three of us could give speeches,’’ Washburn said. “That would be a good thing for the third, sixth and seventh picks in the 1986 draft (who had careers derailed by drugs)… Maybe talk to guys who think they have a chance to get to the next level and help them understand everything you got to do.’’ HoopsHype

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