Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics suspended forward Jared
Sullinger for their season opener for his role in an offseason off-the-court
The suspension will be served on October 30, 2013 when the Celtics visit
In the beginning of September, Sullinger pleaded not guilty to charges he
assaulted his girlfriend during an August 31 incident. On Monday, those
charges were dismissed.
"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."
At the time of the incident, the Boston Globe reported that Sullinger was
alleged to have pinned his girlfriend to the bed, pushed her and grabbed her
phone, smashing it, after she tried to call police. The couple argued over
Sullinger, 21, was a first-round draft pick of the Celtics in 2012 and
averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 45 games during his rookie season.
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