Celtics suspend Jared Sullinger for season opener

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Jared Sullinger was arrested Tuesday.    (USATSI)
Jared Sullinger will miss the first game of the regular season. (USATSI)


The Boston Celtics announced on Tuesday that forward Jared Sullinger has been suspended one game for his involvement in a Sept. 3 incident involving domestic violence charges. The case was dropped on Monday, and Sullinger had released an apology after being released on bail after the arrest. From the Celtics:

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.

It's a smart move by the Celtics to take measures on their own, both to make the point to a young roster and to keep up appearances in the community. Sullinger will miss the Celtics' opener in Toronto on Wednesday night.

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