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League upholds two-game suspension of DeMarcus Cousins

Nov 14, 2012, 8:38 AM EDT

DeMarcus Cousins, Harrions Barnes

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins sat out Tuesday night as his team lost to the Trail Blazers, serving the second of a two-game suspension by the league because the league denied his appeal of the suspension, reports Sam Amick of the USA Today.

The original incident took place after the Kings loss to the Spurs last week, when Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliot criticized Cousins for not respecting Tim Duncan during the telecast. Cousins was told what Elliot said and came out of the locker room in his uniform to confront him “in a hostile manner,” according to the league. As the league doesn’t want players going after the media, Cousins got a two game suspension.

Cousins and the players union thought that the punishment didn’t fit the crime and appealed the suspension.

That got shot down. Cousins sat Tuesday night as his Kings got shot down by the Blazers and will return to the team Friday night. And it’s another step along the road to maturity for Cousins.

  1. dexterismyhero - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    just a dumb@$$. Where are the team leaders at? Why wasn’t someone telling him to stay in the locker room.

  2. shockexchange - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    DeMarcus Cousins just set a tone in Sacramento. Most of the people commenting blindly follow the mainstream media which will use any type of controversy to generate website hits or get viewers to tune in. For Sacramento to turn things around they need someone like Cousins with a swagger.

  3. norcaldeportes - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    They need a lot more than swagger to turn things around in Sac.

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