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October 24, 2008
by Ryan Hudson
Details were sketchy at first, but now it's being officially reported by CBS: police were called to the home of Isiah Thomas after he overdosed on sleeping pills. The details:
Sources tell WCBS-TV that police arrived at Thomas' home shortly after midnight in response to a 911 call from a cell phone and that Thomas' condition was being classified as an overdose.
According to the Daily News, police say the victim consumed "roughly 10 Lunesta sleeping pills."
Fortunately, Barry Watkins, vice president of communications for Madison Square Garden, told The Journal News newspaper, "Isiah is fine."
Thomas, the former team president, was fired by the Knicks on April 18 and replaced by Donnie Walsh, and now servers as a consultant for the club.
Except more details to come.
UPDATE: Isiah has spoken, and he's saying that it wasn't him who overdosed, but his daughter. Huh?
When reached on his cell phone today, Thomas, 47, denied those claims and inexplicably insisted that it was his 17-year-old daughter Lauren who was the one having an issue but it "wasn't an overdose."
"My daughter is very down right now. None of us are OK," he told The Post.
This will only get worse (and probably weirder) before it gets better.