Laettner suspended five games
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards forward Christian
Laettner was suspended five games for violating the National Basketball
Association’s anti-drug policy.
Laettner will start his suspension, without pay, beginning Tuesday against the
“We’re extremely disappointed that this happened.” said Wizards President of
Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld. “This comes as a surprise to us, as the
league’s substance abuse policy is confidential. I have spoken to Christian
and he is embarrassed for his family, his teammates, the Wizards organization
and the fans.”
The 12-year veteran is averaging 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest this
The league would not comment on what illegal substance was involved.