Fourteen Years After Lifetime Ban, Roy Tarpley Settles Mavs, NBA Suit
|Roy Tarpley in better days as a Dallas Maverick|
But his demons got him expelled from the league for good after an ill-fated Mavs comeback in 1995. Which is why, in September 2007, he sued the Mavs and the NBA in federal court. He claimed they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to reinstate him to the league in 2003. Read his '07 complaint, "Tarpley is a qualified individual with a disability within the meaning of the ADA, in that he has a disability in the form of past drug and alcohol abuse, which substantially limits at least one of his major life activities."
But now this chapter of Tarpley's life comes to a close: Yesterday, his Houston-based attorney, Joe Walker, told the Houston Fox affiliate that the suit had been settled earlier this month -- how, he wouldn't say. Only, "The matter has been resolved." The legal docs offer no further details either.
Update: Richie is not pleased.