Shabazz Muhammad sent home from rookie program
Shabazz Muhammad’s NBA slate is clean no more.
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ top draft pick was sent home from the league’s Rookie Transition Program, for, as reported by USA Today Sports, bringing a female guest into his Florham Park, N.J., hotel room Tuesday evening. Just hours before, players had been explained the program’s rules, which include no guests unless authorized by administrators.
Muhammad was immediately kicked out of the four-day event. He’ll be fined and have to complete the seminar next summer with the 2014 draft class.
But 41 days after Minnesota landed him in a draft-day deal, he’s already garnered discipline from the NBA.
Muhammad’s not the first rookie program attendee to be expelled. In 2008, Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were sent home and fined $20,000 each for having women and marijuana in their room. Michael Beasley later admitted he was there, too, and drew a $50,000 fine.
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