In a press release on the Boston Celtics’ Official Team Website, the team announced that they have suspended second-year forward Jared Sullinger for the season opener. This coming after the domestic violence case against Sullinger was dismissed.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have suspended forward Jared Sullinger one game for his role in an incident that occurred on August 31, 2013. The suspension will be served during the team’s game at Toronto on October 30, 2013.
“Jared’s case was dismissed yesterday in Waltham District Court,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees.”
The team will have no further comment on this matter.
This is an interesting decision from Ainge and the team. It’s important to establish that involvement in irresponsible matters will be met with equal punishment by the team’s front office, and right here it seems like Danny is trying to set a precedent for any troubles in the future.
Jared Sullinger will miss Boston’s season opener against the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night.