Detroit Pistons big man Willie Reed has been suspended six games by the NBA after the league investigated and incident with his wife from the summer. The incident with Reed and his wife happened back in August, a few weeks after he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Reed was jailed for the incident but the charges were eventually dropped in October. Reed also was suspended from St. Louis University in 2010 after an alleged sexual assault took place but no charges were filed.
Following comes from an NBA press release.
The incident occurred on Aug. 5, 2017, in Miami, after which Reed was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense. On Oct. 16, 2017, Reed entered into a pretrial diversion program to resolve the criminal charge against him.
The NBA conducted its own investigation into this matter, reviewing all available materials and interviewing the parties involved. The NBA also consulted with a group of domestic violence experts who provide the league with guidance in such cases.
The six-game suspension is based on all facts and circumstances of this matter and considers the conduct and its result, the outcome of the criminal matter, and Reed’s voluntary participation in counseling as well as the court-mandated program, among other factors.
Reed will begin serving his suspension with tomorrow’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
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