Parker not arrested but team looks into dispute with valet

Updated: November 29, 2007, 6:53 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Heat guard Smush Parker missed practice Thursday in the wake of a dispute with a parking valet service.

Smush Parker


Police said Parker got into an argument Tuesday morning over whether he had paid a $12 valet parking fee at a condominium.

Parker has not been charged. He also missed Tuesday's game against Charlotte.

"We are currently investigating the reported incident," coach Pat Riley said in a statement. "Until we have concluded it, Smush will not be with the team. He has not been suspended and is currently on our inactive list. This is a legal matter, and we will have no further comment until the legal process runs its course."

Parker has played as a reserve in nine of Miami's 14 games and is averaging 4.8 points.

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