SportsTailzz: Indiana Pacer player Chris Copeland and his wife were attacked and stabbed in NYC at a nightclub. Indiana Pacer forward Chris Copeland was stabbed in the last night and two other women slashed by a knife-wielding man in a closing time melee Wednesday outside a Chelsea club, sources said.
The suspected stabber was arrested outside the popular 1 OAK club on W. 17th St. after the 3:58 a.m. attack — as were a pair of NBA players busted for impeding NYPD investigators, the police sources indicated.
The dreadlocked Copeland, now in his second year with the Indiana Pacers, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the sources, Copeland and gal pal Katrine Saltara, 28, began arguing on the street after leaving the Chelsea hot spot. Another patron, 22-year-old Shezoy Bleary, inserted himself into the dispute.Bleary then pulled a knife, stabbed Copeland, 31, and slashed Saltara in her arm and leg, the sources said. The Pacers released a statement saying Copeland was also cut on his left elbow.
A cellphone video of the bloody aftermath posted on TMZ.com showed the wounded Copeland lying against a wall as Saltara sat alongside him.