Celtics suspend Pruitt 2 games

Updated: February 27, 2009, 8:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics suspended guard Gabe Pruitt for two games after he was arrested in Hollywood for misdemeanor drunken driving.

The team said Friday the second-year guard was being suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team." Pruitt said in the statement he knew his behavior was "inappropriate," and he accepted the consequences.

Pruitt was detained early Thursday, hours after the Celtics lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, for stopping at a green light and having dark tinted windows, which are illegal in California. Police said Pruitt then failed a field sobriety test.

"We're disappointed as an organization and disappointed in Gabe. But he understands the mistakes he made. He's young and he learned from those mistakes," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "Fortunately no one got hurt and it's probably a great learning experience for him - but one that we would have rather stayed away from."


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