According to Marc J. Spears, it has been announced that the NBA has suspended P.J. Tucker for three games, after his extreme DUI.
The Suns signed P.J. Tucker knowingly after the incident that lead to his arrest earlier in the offseason. Now the team must pay the price.
News of the arrest was released two weeks ago, even though the incident took place in May of this year.
P.J. Tucker, was arrested for an “extreme DUI” after rolling through a stop sign in Scottsdale, Ariz.
On July 23, Tucker signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns. He started 81 games for the team last season at the small forward position.
P.J. Tucker was charged on four counts, three of which were varying levels of DUI’s and the fourth was for running a stop sign. Tucker’s breathalyzer tested three times the legal limit.
In addition to his jail time, he will face 11 days of house arrest, but he will be able to leave for 12 hours per day, for work purposes. He will be subject substance abuse screening and counseling, and faces the possibility of probation for up to five years.
It is no surprise that a suspension resulted from the incident but for many, three games will not be enough. With that being said, the suspension comes without a pay option, which is pretty severe, and sends a message to players that Adam Silver may be on their side, but he’s not going to let the league get out of control off the court.
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