Thursday , Nov , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Olowokandi jailed for nightclub incident

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Minnesota Timberwolves center Michael
Olowokandi spent Wednesday night in jail after police needed a stun gun to
compel him to leave a nightclub. He was later suspended for Thursday’s game
against the Pacers.

The manager of the bar flagged down police after Olowokandi refused to leave
at its 3 a.m. closing time. The 7-foot center was tasered when he walked away
from a police officer, but a second shocking was required after the first had
little effect.

The Timberwolves suspended Olowokandi for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Olowokandi was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing —
both misdemeanors — and released on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon.

Olowokandi is averaging 5.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 21.2 minutes per game so
far this season, his second with Minnesota.