NBA free agency: Pacers reportedly sign Darren Collison to help fill Paul George’s shoes

With Paul George in Oklahoma City next season, the Pacers took the first step to attempt to build a roster in wake for their superstar’s absence by signing a familiar face in guard Darren Collison to a two-year deal.

According to ESPN, Collison’s deal with Indiana is worth $20 million, nearly doubling his $5 million per year contract he had with the Kings the past three seasons. Collison, a first-round pick of the New Orleans Hornets in 2009, spent his second and third year in the league with the Pacers, averaging 11.9 points, three rebounds and five assists in 135 games started.

The NFLPA also detailed a history of criminal charges and fraud claims against Burgess dating back to 1988, as well as a lengthy list of other active businesses to which he is connected.

No claims of illegality were made by the NFLPA against Burgess in a memo that was circulated to all current and former union members for what was listed as “informational purposes.” However, that doesn’t discount the possibility of legal action against Burgess by players in the future.

The NFLPA works to warn members about being exploited by financial advisors and the like, which remains an ongoing problem despite efforts by the union and NFL to better educate players about protecting their earnings.

Burgess, 67, is listed as residing in North Barrington, Ill.
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