The NBA announced Sunday that Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison has been suspended for eight games without pay, following a domestic violence incident involving his wife back in late May.
Collison, 29, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
The League says it conducted its own investigation into the matter.
From the press release:
The NBA also consulted with a panel of experts in the field of domestic violence, upon whom the league relies in connection with such matters.
Based on this investigation, consultation, and a careful weighing of all the facts and circumstances, the NBA determined that an eight-game suspension was appropriate. Among other factors, the NBA took into account the conduct and its result, the player’s acceptance of responsibility, his cooperation with both law enforcement and the NBA, and his voluntary participation in counseling in addition to the court-mandated program.
Mr. Collison’s suspension will commence with the Kings’ first regular-season game, against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 26.