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Heat officially suspend Rafer Alston for remainder of season

Mar 13, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

Rafer Alson is going through a personal problem involving his twin sister. He was focused on being there for her. Unfortunately, he failed to contact the Heat upon his departure from the team, leading to an indefinite suspension. Once media reports surfaced regarding the nature of his leave of absence, Rafer spoke to the media and outlined regret over the circumstances of his departure.

However, per Pat Riley in a statement to the media Friday night, Alston never did contact the Heat, which has led them to suspend him the rest of the season.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family during this time,
but we are at the point where we must move forward with the rest of the
season during our playoff push,” Riley said.

This may be the end of Alston’s career, a rocky one at best, but one that definitely had its high moments. Sometimes, there are just more important things going on.

  1. manny sandhu - Mar 13, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    he was an idiot in toronto too!

  2. tess - Mar 15, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    another physical talent who lacks character and intelligence. a perfect reclamation project for the likes of stephen a. smith

  3. owen - Mar 15, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    alston defines why the nba has become a bore. he plays with a playground mentality, surley, selfish and a complete lack of team. if we would stop holding this type up to acclaim our youth would be better served. until the like of alston, ellis,iverson and arenas are removed the nba will continue its decline

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