MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been
issued two citations by the Milwaukee Police Department for his involvement in
the Nov. 3 altercation at a local nightclub.
Sanders was issued citations for disorderly conduct and
assault and battery for the incident at Apartment 720, while Milwaukee police
say citations will be issued to others involved in the coming days.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office reviewed the
matter in November and decided against pursuing criminal charges against
Sanders, referring the case back to police for municipal citations.
The disorderly conduct citation carries a $185 fine, while
the assault and battery ticket is for $366. Sanders’ court date on the matter
is set for Jan. 21.
Sanders has yet to play since the incident, as he underwent
surgery on Nov. 11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered in the
fight. Originally, Sanders and the Bucks said the injury occurred during
Milwaukee’s loss to Toronto on Nov. 2 but later confirmed the altercation was
the reason for the tear.
The 24-year-old signed a four-year, $44 million extension
with the Bucks in August, with the new deal kicking in starting next season.
Sanders struggled in the three games he’s played in this season, averaging just
2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.