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Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin Four Games

Feb 9, 2016 4:14 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have given Blake Griffin a four-game suspension for punching a team equipment manager.

Griffin will also be fined another game's pay that will be donated to charity.

Doc Rivers released the following statement:

"The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games for striking a team employee on Jan. 23 and his wages will be withheld for one additional game for injuries he sustained. The NBA has assisted us in this process.

"The Clippers will donate the salary from the five games to charities focused on disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles. At his request, Blake will support this activity with his time.

"We have made it clear that this conduct has no place in the Clippers organization. Blake is remorseful and has apologized for his actions. He is a valued member of our Clippers family and we support him as he rejoins the team. He understands his actions have consequences, and is eager to get back to work with his teammates, the organization and Clipper Nation which starts immediately with rehab, appearances and attendance at games.

"For our team and organization, it is time to move forward which begins today and ultimately concludes when we have Blake back on the court."

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Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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DeAndre Jordan Interviewed By NBA In Griffin Investigation

Jan 28, 2016 10:05 AM

DeAndre Jordan and Los Angeles Clippers assistant athletic trainer Joe Resendez were interviewed by the NBA in its investigation of Blake Griffin punching Matias Testi.

Jordan and Resendez were at dinner with Griffin and Matias Testi in Toronto when teasing became violent and Griffin punched Testi twice.

"Those guys are really close friends of mine, like brothers to me," Jordan said of Griffin and Testi, according to the newspaper.

 

Griffin broke his hand in the incident and will miss 4-6 weeks.

Doc Rivers said Griffin and Testi will be welcomed back to the team, with Griffin possibly attending Friday's game in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

Los Angeles Times (via ESPN)

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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