The Auburn Hills Police Department, which is investigating the fight, said Monday that Pacers officials told the department that they would "assist with the investigation as much as possible" but would not provide any Pacers players for Auburn Hills detectives to interview.
The Pacers have refused to comment on this and the Auburn Hills police department is baffled, "that's bewildering to us," said an Auburn Hills police spokesman, Lt. James Manning. "They say they will help. On the other hand, the one thing we've asked them for, they can't do."
Also Monday, the Auburn Hills police said they identified the fan who threw a chair during the fight. The fan, a season-ticket holder and a 35-year-old resident of Mundy Township, Mich., could face a felony assault charge, law enforcement authorities have said. The police did not release his name, and they said they had not interviewed him.
Charges in the brawl could come as early as next week. The police in Auburn Hills said Monday that they could conclude their investigation as early as next week. It would be up to the Oakland County prosecutor to press criminal charges.