Trail Blazers suspend F Randolph one game

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Babe_Ruth, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    TORONTO (Ticker) - The Portland Trail Blazers did not wait for
    the NBA to act against forward Zach Randolph.

    In an unorthodox move, the Trail Blazers on Saturday suspended
    Randolph and fined the star forward an undisclosed amount for
    his actions at the end of Friday's game at Indiana.

    A native of Marion, Indiana, Randolph fouled out with 15 seconds
    left in the 108-95 loss. As he walked off the court, he made
    an obscene gesture toward fans behind the scorer's table.

    After the game, Randolph regretted for his actions.

    "I was frustrated there at the end of the game," he said. "That
    shouldn't happen and I apologize for that and it won't happen

    In virtually all cases of players exhibiting unacceptable
    behavior toward fans, the NBA issues the punishment, whether it
    be a fine, suspension or both. However, the Trail Blazers - who
    have had a handful of similar issues with their players over
    the last couple of seasons - took the first action this time.

    Portland's leading scorer (25.9 points) and rebounder (10.2),
    Randolph will sit out Sunday's contest vs. the Toronto Raptors.

  2. Good job Randoph. Just some more bad publicity after the whole Vick thing. One game is fair. My guess is the league will just tack on a fine.
  3. Oh boyz. More problems for Portland with Randolph and co.
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    We thought the TrailBlazers bad reputation was leaving the organization and then Zach Randolf pulls this stunt. In a way I am happy about this suspension because the game he got suspended for is tommorows game and that's against the Raptors. With their top player out this should be easier for us to pull out a victory. But nothing is guaranteed we still got to play hard every play, because there a young and hungry team that could surprise any team.
  5. I'll be rooting for Toronto just because Randolph did that, otherwise I'd be rooting for Portland.

    Unless Roy or Miles can step up, this game will be all for the Raptors.

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