Metta World Peace ousted from 'DWTS'

Updated: September 21, 2011, 9:42 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- "Dancing with the Stars" viewers didn't give Metta World Peace a chance.

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ABC/ADAM TAYLORMetta World Peace (far right) was the first celeb sent home on "Dancing with the Stars."

The Los Angeles Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest was the first celebrity ejected Tuesday from the 13th edition of "Dancing with the Stars." The show's judges gave World Peace the lowest score on Monday's premiere: 14 out of a possible 30.

World Peace was sent packing after viewer votes were combined with the judges' scores.

"I had a great time. Awesome," World Peace said following his ouster.

Head judge Len Goodman said the outgoing Laker's footwork was "atrocious" and his routine was "all sizzle and no sausage."

Among the 11 stars remaining in the competition are World Cup soccer player Hope Solo; reality stars Rob Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari; TV personalities Nancy Grace, Carson Kressley and Ricki Lake; actor David Arquette; and author and activist Chaz Bono.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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