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.READ MORE: Oakland County Woman Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud, Accused Of Forging Title To Conceal Lien
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.”READ MORE: Teen Dead, Another Injured Following Golf Cart Crash In Mt. Pleasant
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.MORE NEWS: Video Shows Rescue Of 10-year-old Boy From Raging Water In Alpena