Joel Freeland, Shawne Williams Get 1-Game Suspensions for Headbutting Each Other (VIDEO)

Blazers center Joel Freeland and Pistons forward Shawne Williams got into a little scuffle on Friday night during a blowout win for Portland, and now the NBA has announced that each has been suspended for one game.

From the NBA:

Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland and Detroit Pistons forward Shawne Williams have been suspended one game without pay for head-butting each other. The penalties were announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.


The incident occurred with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 118-99 win over the Pistons on Friday, March. 13, at Moda Center.


Williams will serve his suspension tonight when the Pistons travel to Utah to play the Jazz. Freeland will serve his suspension on Sunday, March 15, when the Trail Blazers travel to Toronto to play the Raptors.

For reference, here is what happened on Friday night: