Tuesday , Nov , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks’ Fizer suspended by NBA after gun charge

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The NBA on Tuesday suspended Milwaukee Bucks
forward Marcus Fizer for one game following a guilty plea on a gun charge that
stemmed from the summer.

Fizer, who is on the injured list with a knee injury and out four to six
weeks, will serve the suspension when he is healthy enough to play again.

The former Bull, Fizer pleaded guilty in August to carrying a loaded handgun
in his automobile and was sentenced to probation for a year and fined $2,500.

This was not the first incident involving a gun for the Iowa State product.
In October 2002, Fizer was also charged with a felony count of aggravated
unlawful use of a weapon. According to authorities at the time of the
incident, police recovered a gun from Fizer’s vehicle during a highway traffic

Fizer, who was drafted by Chicago in 2000, was signed by Milwaukee last
Thursday after becoming a unrestricted free agent following his selection by
the Charlotte Bobcats during the expansion draft.

In 232 career games, Fizer has averaged 10.5 points per game to go along with
five boards per contest.