Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ainge: Rondo suspended two games
By Chris Forsberg
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games for his involvement in an on-court altercation during Wednesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets, according to team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
Rondo was one of three players ejected from Wednesday's game after a confrontation with Brooklyn's Kris Humphries spilled into the stands.
Speaking during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio WEEI, Ainge divulged the length of the suspension, but didn't care to analyze it.
"I don't want to get into that," Ainge said when asked if the punishment fit the crime. "Maybe a little bit excessive in my mind. I think that it escalated into the crowd. I think that's probably part of it. But, anyways, it's disappointing. It's frustrating."
Added Ainge: "I'll talk to Rondo about it and I'll leave it at that."
For Rondo, this is the third suspension over a nine-month span. He also received a two-game ban in February for zipping a ball at an official in Detroit and then a one-game suspension in April for making contact with an official during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in Atlanta.
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