Sunday, January 8, 2006
Raptors' Peterson ejected after slapping Carter
TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors forward Morris Peterson was
ejected from Sunday's game against the New Jersey Nets after
slapping former teammate Vince Carter in the face.
Peterson got a technical for arguing a no-call late in the first
half. About a minute later, Carter playfully slapped his
ex-teammate in the face. An annoyed Peterson then slapped Carter.
Official Steve Javie didn't see the Carter slap, but he saw
Peterson's and ejected him.
Carter, who is friends with Peterson, went to Javie to argue the
call but to no avail.
Carter played for the Raptors from 1998-99 until being traded to
the Nets in December 2004.