Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  10 responses

Charlie Villanueva Suspended for 5 Games

The NBA did not take kindly to Charlie V’s outburst against Ryan Hollins, and has suspended him for a handful of games. From the Free Press: “The swift hand of justice has landed hard on Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. The NBA suspended Villanueva five games for his role in an altercation with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ryan Hollins in the Pistons’ 110-101 loss Monday night at the Palace. The suspension means Villanueva will not be available for tonight’s season finale against the Philadelphia 76ers nor the first four games next season. The suspension will cost Villanueva roughly $450,000. The main issue appears to be how long Villanueva took to leave the floor — although coach John Kuester pointed out that with the Cavaliers’ bench between Detroit’s bench and its locker room, the Pistons were forced to wait until Hollins left the bench.”

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  • RobbieJay

    this was expected

  • http://www.twitter.com/xpotatotitsx mersh

    what did he have to say for himself on his twitter?

  • Bulls2011champs

    He’s gonna be missing that money when his medical bill for all that chemo comes in. Har har

  • robb

    ^^^^^^^ people never cease to amaze me with their stupidity.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    He looked like a fool after the initial altercation. Bidding his time, lurking, and then running away from his teammates trying to get to Hollins… It was just silliness!

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    I tought it was really funny that he tried to run back on the court, let us have a laugh Stern!

  • ab40

    who cares joe dumars is still kicking himself for his and gordon’s signing. Those guys are not very good

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Hollins should at least get a fine too…he was throwing elbows.

  • MLK4Life

    Joe Dumars made a grave mistake giving him and Ben Gordon all that money. Just horrible.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Hold up, why the hell didn’t they do this to Eddie House when he basically tried to do the same thing to Daniel Gibson earlier in the season?
    I guess playing for the Heat has its perks…