Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sullinger suspended one game by Celtics
By Chris Forsberg
The Boston Celtics suspended second-year forward/center Jared Sullinger for one game stemming from his role in a domestic violence altercation in August.
Sullinger will sit out Wednesday's season-opener against the Toronto Raptors.
Domestic violence charges against Sullinger were dismissed Monday in Waltham District Court, but team brass planned to huddle later that day to discuss in-house discipline.
"Jared's case was dismissed [Monday] in Waltham District Court," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement. "While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees."
Sullinger faced charges of assault and battery, destruction of property, and witness intimidation in connection with an Aug. 31 confrontation with his girlfriend. The woman accused Sullinger of pinning her to a bed and the floor at his Waltham home. On Sept. 3, Sullinger pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation and was released on $5,000 bail.
Sullinger appeared in 45 games for the Celtics last season before a back injury ended his rookie campaign in late January.