Muhammad sent home from rookie transition program

Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders says the team

”fully supports” the decision to send first-round draft Shabazz

Muhammad home from the NBA’s rookie transition program due to a

rules violation.

Muhammad was sent home after bringing a female visitor to his

hotel room Tuesday night. Players are required to get approval for

guests from program officials. Muhammad also will be fined for the

infraction, which was first reported by USA Today. He will have to

go through the program again next summer.

Muhammad was chosen 14th overall by the Timberwolves in June

after one season at UCLA.

The rookie transition program is a four-day seminar that is held

to help teach young players about making the jump from college, or

overseas, to the NBA.