Kenyon Martin suspended for flagrant fouls
Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin has received
a one game suspension without pay for exceeding the Flagrant Foul points
total, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President,
Basketball Operations. Martin was assessed a Flagrant Foul, Penalty One
for striking Boris Diaw of the Phoenix Suns in the face.
If a player’s season total exceeds five points, he will receive an
automatic suspension following the game in which his point total exceeds
five points and for each additional flagrant foul committed during that
The incident occurred with 3:52 remaining in the third period of Denver’s
126-120 win over the Suns on Tuesday, April 2 at the Pepsi Center. Martin
will serve the suspension on Saturday, April 5 when the Nuggets host the
Sacramento Kings at the Pepsi Center.