Celtics guard Allen charged with aggravated battery

CHICAGO -- Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen has been charged
with aggravated battery stemming from a fight that escalated into a
shooting outside a West Loop diner two months ago.
Allen was released on a $150,000 bond. He will only be allowed
to travel for work purposes and was ordered back to court for a
preliminary hearing Oct. 26, said Tom Stanton, a spokesman for the
state's attorney's office.
Allen's attorney, Michael Zaslavsky, said the player is not
considered a suspect in the shooting.
Zaslavsky said Allen has been in jail since Wednesday, when he
voluntarily went to a Chicago police station to meet with
One man was shot in the left arm and left side Aug. 29 when
gunfire erupted during an early-morning fight at the White Palace
Grill, police said.
Allen was drafted by the Celtics 25th overall in 2004 and
started 34 games as a rookie. He averaged 6.4 points and 2.9
Allen, who had a small piece of cartilage removed from his right
knee in September, has not played in the preseason.