NBA suspends Telfair two games over gun gaffe

Updated: February 23, 2006, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Sebastian Telfair was suspended for two games by the NBA for violating the league's firearms policy.


The suspension stems from the discovery of a loaded firearm during a preflight inspection on the team's private plane following a game in Boston earlier this month.

Telfair told authorities the gun was his girlfriend's, and he grabbed her bag accidentally when leaving Portland.

No charges were filed and Telfair was fined an undisclosed amount by the team.

The league said the incident violates the collective bargaining agreement, which prohibits players from possessing a firearm while traveling on team or league business.

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