Thursday , Dec , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards suspend Kwame Brown

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown has
been suspended by the Washington Wizards for conduct detrimental to the team.

Brown, who will miss Friday’s game against the New York Knicks, is averaging
6.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in four games this season.

“Kwame has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, and will rejoin
the team on Saturday,” head coach Eddie Jordan said.

Brown underwent successful surgery in early August to repair a fracture
in the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot. He suffered the injury
while playing a pickup game.

The Wizards took Brown with the top overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, making
him the first high school player ever taken with the first selection.

The 22-year-old Brown averaged 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds over 74 games last
season, including 57 starts.