Friday , Nov , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Another game added to Olowokandi suspension

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves tacked on one
more game to the suspension of center Michael Olowokandi, who was jailed early
Thursday morning for refusing to leave an Indianapolis nightclub.

Olowokandi spent the night in jail after police needed a stun gun to
subdue him upon his refusal to exit the bar.

The Timberwolves had already suspended Olowokandi for Thursday night’s game in
Indiana because of “conduct detrimental to the team.” He was also suspended
for Friday’s contest with Memphis.

Olowokandi is expected to re-join the team for Sunday’s tilt in Sacramento.

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

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.

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