Friday , Oct , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle’s Fortson suspended

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Seattle SuperSonics forward Danny Fortson was
suspended for one game without pay on Friday for his flagrant foul of
Sacramento’s Ron Artest in Wednesday’s preseason game.

The incident occurred with three seconds remaining in the first period when
Fortson made excessive contact with Artest’s head and body during the Sonics’
103-88 defeat of the Kings at KeyArena.

Fortson, who also had his Flagrant Foul, Penalty One upgraded to a Flagrant
Foul, Penalty Two, will serve his suspension when the SuperSonics open their
season at home on November 1 against Portland.