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Jason Williams suspended for bumping NBA official

Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:12 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:15 pm
 
Orlando Magic guard Jason Williams has been suspended by the NBA for one game after making contact with a referee. Posted by Ben Golliver The NBA has announced in a press release that Orlando Magic reserve point guard Jason Williams has been suspended by the league for a game after he made contact with a referee during Orlando's Thursday night season-opener against the Washington Wizards.  Here's the release.
ORLANDO’S JASON WILLIAMS SUSPENDED
NEW YORK, October 29, 2010 –  Jason Williams of the Orlando Magic has been suspended without pay for one game for making contact with a game official following his ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. 
The incident occurred with 58 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Magic’s 112-83 victory over the Washington Wizards at Amway Center on Thursday, Oct. 28.  Williams will serve his suspension tonight when the Magic face the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. 
And here's the video of the incident courtesy of NBARauf on YouTube Williams received back-to-back technical fouls during the final minute of Orlando's blowout win for arguing a player control foul. Williams then lightly brushed one of the officials before being escorted off the court by teammate Marcin Gortat.  The NBA, of course, has implemented stricter technical foul guidelines this year.  The Artist Formerly Known As White Chocolate goes down as the regular season's first high-profile victim of the new rules.  The Magic will make due with starting point guard Jameer Nelson and backup point guard Chris Duhon in Williams's absence.
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Jason Williams suspended for bumping NBA official

I'm not sure how anyone else feels, but I see this rule change as a breath of fresh air....When , if ever has a player bitching at an official over a call actually changed the call? I don't think I have ever seen it.Just shut up & play the game! It was a priceless look the ref gave Williams though, just a little glance...like "what are you doing son , you can't touch me , how dare you"....Refs don't get enough credit in any sport your always gonna be the villain.

PS..Williams , why are you bitching at the official over a call with 58 seconds to go in a blow out win where your probably just getting your garbage minutes anyways! Look at the scoreboard & suck it up buttercup!



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 5:06 pm
 

Jason Williams suspended for bumping NBA official

Ben Golliver - Did you watch the video posted on this page? Williams clearly GRABBED the officials arm as if to pull it down. His suspension is about much more than simply lightly brushing an official. Williams is not a victim. He's the culprit.


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