NEW YORK (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has been suspended eight games without pay by the NBA because of a domestic violence incident involving his wife.
Collison pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge resulting from the May 30 incident.
The NBA said Sunday it conducted its own investigation and consulted a panel of experts in the field of domestic violence before determining its penalty.
Collison will lose about $380,000 of his $5.2 million salary this season. His suspension begins with the Kings’ season opener on Oct. 26 and he will be eligible to return Nov. 8 against New Orleans.