NBDL player Storey dismissed for punching teammate

Updated: January 5, 2007, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Dakota Wizards forward Awvee Storey, who was suspended after a fight in practice that left another player with a skull fracture and a concussion, has been dismissed from the NBA Development League, league officials announced Friday.

In a short statement from Greenville, S.C., the league said Storey's contract "has been terminated and that he has been dismissed for conduct detrimental to the league."

Police said 7-foot-2 Martynas Andriuskevicius, who was assigned to the Wizards by the Chicago Bulls, was knocked unconscious with a blow to the head during a fight in practice Dec. 21 in Bismarck.

Andriuskevicius returned to Chicago after he was able to travel and said he did not want to press charges.

Storey, 29, appeared in three games for the Wizards, averaging nine points and six rebounds off the bench.

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