Tucker suspended after DUI plea

Suns’ P.J. Tucker suspended by NBA for 3 games following DUI plea

      
 

 

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Raymond Felton Suspended 4 Games: Latest Details and Reaction

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton was officially suspended for the first four games of the 2014-15 NBA regular season after pleading guilty last month to felony gun possession in New York.     

The NBA announced the suspension via a press release, which was relayed by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Under league rules, Felton will be allowed to practice and participate in preseason games. His suspension will begin when the Mavericks open their regular season in October. 

“Today we were made aware of Raymond Felton’s suspension,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a statement. “We also learned that Raymond will be permitted to complete his community service outside the state of New York. The Mavericks are working with Raymond and the court to develop a community service program that will have a positive and lasting impact on North Texas.”

Felton, 30, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm in a New York court last month. He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and forced to pay a $5,000 fine, though he avoided jail time and probation.

The former North Carolina star was arrested in February after his estranged wife delivered an unregistered gun owned by Felton. Police alleged at the time Felton was carrying a gun in four different arguments with his wife. New York’s strict gun laws left the then-Knicks starter with multiple felony charges, and some initially expected he would spend time in jail.

In 2009, former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison after an unregistered firearm discharged and shot him in the thigh. Some highlighted the similarities in their two cases, though Felton’s weapon never discharged.

“I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Felton said. “Moving forward I’m eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area.”

Amid the off-the-court trouble, Felton turned in one of his worst professional seasons. He averaged a career-low 9.7 points and 5.6 assists per game on 39.5 percent shooting and became one of the most oft-derided players in a lost season for the Knicks. An anonymous league executive called him the “worst starting point guard in the NBA” in an interview with SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria.

The Knicks sent Felton to Dallas as part of a multi-player deal highlighted by center Tyson Chandler and point guard Jose Calderon. Felton was a long-term contract New York insisted the Mavericks take off their books if they wanted to bring back Chandler, who they hope will provide a necessary defensive presence in the middle.

Felton’s role next season is yet to be determined. Dallas re-signed Devin Harris and brought in Jameer Nelson this summer to shore up its guard rotation, and Rick Carlisle is known around the league for his creativity juggling lineups. Felton has maintained since his arrival that he’s out to prove he can still perform at a high level.

“When you come off a season like I had last year, there’s always a point where you’ve got to prove yourself coming back the next season,” Felton told reporters in July. “And trust me, I look forward to it.”

Whether he can or cannot remains to be seen. But we know the Mavericks will have to wait until at least the fifth game of the season to find out.

 

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Former Oregon basketball players suspended as students

U of O suspends 3 basketball players as students in wake of alleged sex assault

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Oregon basketball players suspended as students

University of Oregon suspends 3 basketball players as students in wake of alleged sex assault

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Oregon basketball players suspended as students (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon says three former basketball players have been suspended as students for a minimum of four years, and up to 10 years, as a result of rape allegations involving a freshman student.

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P.J. Tucker suspended one game by NBA for striking Blake Griffin (video)

Phoenix Suns guard/forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during Monday night’s game. While Tucker and Griffin jockeyed for position on a rebound during the Clippers’ 112-105 win, the two became entangled and ended up going to the floor, with Griffin […]The post P.J. Tucker suspended one game by NBA for striking Blake Griffin (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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Suns’ P.J. Tucker suspended 1 game for elbowing Griffin

Suns forward will sit after flare-up with Clippers’ star.

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P.J. Tucker could be suspended after ejection

Tucker and Blake Griffin got into a fight near the end of their game Monday

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O.J. Mayo suspended one game for punching Greg Stiemsma

Mayo hit Stiemsma in the throat during Friday’s game and was ejected.

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Ilyasova suspended one game for punch

Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended one game by the league for punching Kings forward Reggie Evans during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss to Sacramento.
Ilyasova will serve his suspension Friday night when the Bucks take on the Pelicans in New Orleans. John Henson will likely start in his place at power forward. 
With 5:50 left in the game, Ilyasova and Evans became tangled underneath the basket. Ilyasova then punched Evans in the kidney and proceeded to shove him to the ground. The punch went unnoticed by the officials, but Ilyasova was called for a loose ball foul on the shove.
Things continued to be chippy in the fourth quarter, as three technical fouls were assessed and Kings guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected less than two minutes after the incident between Ilyasova and Evans.
Ilyasova is averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 48 games and 40 starts this season, shooting just 40.0 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from beyond the arc. He struggled for much of the f

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