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Back then, Payne was younger, more immature, and a bit more troubled, with a tendency to get into trouble off the court, including being involved with a brawl with teammate Branden Dawson at a Penn State hotel room that saw the police called. Recently, Payne spoke to The Detroit News about how large of a role Lacey had taken in his life, echoing the magnitude of the loss the star must be feeling now.