Monday , Nov , 21 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers’ Patterson placed on inactive list

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers forward Ruben
Patterson was placed on the inactive list Monday for conduct detrimental to
the team.

“Ruben Patterson has been placed on the inactive list and sent home to
Portland for the rest of this road trip for his behavior both on and off the
court,” Blazers general manager John Nash said in a statement.

Patterson, who is averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in eight games this
season, will miss the last six contests of a seven-game road trip.

“We will not tolerate this type of behavior from any player,” Nash added. “We
will continue to demand a higher level of professionalism and personal
responsibility from all of our players or we will continue to take appropriate
action.”

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