By Ashley Dunkak

CBS DETROIT – Less than 24 hours after signing a qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, forward Greg Monroe has been suspended by the NBA for two games, according to Yahoo Sports.

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The Pistons and Monroe both issued statements in wake of the news.

“The organization is aware of the matter resulting in the NBA’s announced two-game suspension for Greg Monroe,” the Pistons stated in a press release. “Greg has taken responsibility in a conscientious manner and resolved the matter with his representatives.”

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In his statement, Monroe admitted to the action and apologized.

“I take full responsibility for my actions and made a regrettable mistake,” Monroe stated in the release. “I apologize to my family, the Pistons’ organization, my teammates and fans. I will learn from this and continue my work to be a positive influence in the community.”

Monroe, a restricted free agent, took a significant amount of time this summer before deciding to stay in Detroit one more year in order to take advantage of unrestricted free agency next season. A 6-foot-11, 250-pound forward, Monroe averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds.

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