Different athletes and players got to troubles often times. Some of them are being linked to illegal drugs and some are into violence. Some of these players say they are "innocent" while some openly admitted they are guilty.
Aside from trial courts, players involved in these kinds of problems are also being investigated by the sport's governing body of the player. And just recently, the NBA punish a player for his involvement in a domestic violence.
According to ESPN.com, Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collision was suspended for 8 games by the NBA for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery against his wife. The incident happened last May at their home in Granite Bay, California.
The report also said that the suspension will cost Collison $380,324 in his salary. In a statement released by the NBA, the league said that based on their "investigation, consultation and a careful weighing of all the facts and circumstances," they concluded that the punishment is appropriate. But the Kings are preparing for it as they sign Ty Lawson this offseason as Collison's replacement. They also brought in Jordan Farmar during training camp as a backup.
In a separate report of USA Today, before pleading guilty, Collison already release a statement saying that he is "taking full responsibility" for his action. He also said that he already apologized to his wife and also thanked his family, friends and supporters for the support they gave.
The Kings' organization also released a statement saying that they support NBA's decision and will not tolerate Collision misbehavior. The Kings still owe Collison $5.2 million in his final stretch of his contract. Collison will miss Kings' season opener on October 26 against the Phoenix Suns and will likely suit up against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 08.
And with trade rumors surrounding the Kings, the news with Collison will not help the team's image and momentum for the coming NBA season. Under new head coach Dave Joerger, the Kings hope that they will turn around their fortunes this season.