Wednesday , Oct , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

NBA suspends four after Bulls-Wizards scuffle

=== NBA suspends four after Bulls-Wizards scuffle ===

New York, NY (Sports Network) – NBA vice president Stu Jackson Wednesday
handed out suspensions for four players involved in a fight during Monday’s
preseason game between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.

Washington center Brendan Haywood received a three-game suspension, while both
Antonio Davis and Eddy Curry of Chicago drew two-game penalties. The Wizards’
Larry Hughes was suspended for one game and Bulls’ guard Kirk Hinrich was
given a $10,000 fine.

The fracas began when Hughes head-butted Hinrich with 3:22 remaining in the
third quarter. Davis then came after Hughes but was met by Haywood, and the
two began throwing punches at one another. Curry later jumped in and swung at
Haywood before order was finally restored.

Haywood and Hughes will begin serving their suspensions when Washington opens
its regular season November 3 at Memphis. Davis and Curry’s penalties begin
during the Bulls’ season-opener against New Jersey on November 5.