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.”