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Mott suspended three game for obscenities toward fans

1/12/2007 - NBA

NEW YORK -- NBA official Rodney Mott was suspended three
games without pay Friday for making an obscene gesture toward a fan
and also using inappropriate language.

Mott made the gesture and remarks after the
Portland Trail Blazers' 93-90 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday night in Portland.

The 49-year-old Mott is in his ninth season as an NBA official.