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Old 03-08-2008, 09:29 AM   #21
Irk Woodsman
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Default Re: harrison suspended 5 games for drugs...

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The Pacers fined and suspended Harrison on Friday for "conduct detrimental to the team" stemming from his behavior after a loss Thursday at San Antonio. He will miss today's game at Cleveland.
Team officials have warned Harrison in the past that his inappropriate behavior could hurt his chances of remaining in the NBA. Harrison will be a free agent this summer.
"I feel bad for him because he has a lot of potential, a lot of talent, and he doesn't seem to be able to harness it in the right way," Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said.
Harrison lost control of his emotions inside the locker room after being escorted there by team security in the final seconds of Thursday's game. He had to get a couple of stitches for a small cut on the back of his head. Harrison said via text message that he didn't know what he did inside the locker room to cause him to cut his head.
A Spurs spokesman said Friday that no damage had been reported to the locker room. Pacers officials had planned to make Harrison pay for any damage.
"I agree with the suspension," Harrison said. "I lost control of myself and I need to, and must, learn to have constant control over myself to become a successful player in this league. This is something that I have even sought professional help to aid me through the process. I am sorry."
After hearing that there isn't any proof of damage to the locker room this doesn't seem like a really big deal.
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