Basketball Wiretap

Mitch McGary Suspended For An Additional 10 Games

Sep 13, 2016 11:02 AM

Mitch McGary has been suspended by the NBA for an additional 10 games for non-compliance with the league's drug policy.

The violation isn’t believed to be another positive test, but rather a failure to live up to procedural guidelines set forth in the program.

McGary was suspended five games for violation of the league’s policy in July.

He will serve a 15-game suspension without pay to start the 2016-17 season.

McGary left the Thunder for the final few weeks of the season for what the franchise termed “personal reasons.” McGary essentially left the team on his own.

Positive tests have trailed McGary, who failed a drug test at the University of Michigan that would’ve cost him his junior season had he not entered the 2014 NBA draft.

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Tags: Mitch McGary, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Iman Shumpert Arrested On DUI Charge

Sep 9, 2016 11:35 AM

Iman Shumpert was arrested for suspicion of DUI last month after a traffic stop in Atlanta. The incident occurred on August 10th.

The NBA typically issues a two-game suspension for a first DUI conviction or guilty plea.

Cleveland traded for Shumpert in 2015 and signed him to a new four-year, $40 million deal before the 15-16 season.

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Tags: Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Darren Collison Avoids Jail Time With Plea In Domestic Violence Case

Sep 2, 2016 8:07 PM

Darren Collison has agreed to a plea deal of one count of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a May 30th incident.

According to the plea agreement, Collison received a 20-day jail sentence, which he will serve in an Alternative Sentencing Program, where he will work on community service projects overseen by Placer County.

"Words cannot describe the feelings and regret that I have been experiencing the last few months," Collison said in a statement. "My family and I found ourselves in such an unfamiliar situation and it has been a difficult few months. This is far from who I am as a person and not something I am proud of. I take full responsibility for my actions. I have apologized to my beautiful wife that I have known and loved since high school. I appreciate and am thankful for the love and understanding from my family, friends and supporters. Now it is time to put this behind us and move forward.

The Kings also released a statement: "Domestic violence is a serious issue across our nation and one that runs contrary to our organization’s values. We’re disappointed by Darren’s behavior and today he accepted full responsibility for his actions. He is committed to using this incident to help raise awareness through education of this critical issue in the community. We’re working with Darren and the NBA on the appropriate next steps."

Collison is expected to start for the Sacramento Kings at point guard this season.

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Tags: Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Suspension

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