Former San Antonio Spurs player Joshua Primo has been suspended by the NBA for four games due to “conduct detrimental to the league,” according to an announcement made by the league today. The suspension comes after a thorough investigation by the NBA, which found that Primo had engaged in inappropriate and offensive behavior by exposing himself to women.
The NBA conducted its own investigation into the matter and consulted with experts before reaching a decision on the punishment. While Primo maintains that his actions were not intentional, the league did not find any evidence of other misconduct during their investigation.
This suspension is not the first repercussion Primo has faced for his behavior. Last October, the San Antonio Spurs terminated his contract following allegations made by a former sports psychologist. The psychologist claimed that Primo had exposed himself during therapy sessions. Primo’s attorney vehemently denied these accusations at the time.
In addition to the NBA’s suspension, Primo is now facing criminal charges. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has filed a case against Primo for indecent exposure, which is currently under review by the authorities.
The sports psychologist who made the initial allegations filed a lawsuit against the Spurs in November, claiming that the organization failed to take appropriate action in response to her complaints about Primo’s conduct. The lawsuit was eventually settled in November, although the terms were not disclosed to the public.
Primo’s suspension by the NBA serves as a stern reminder that player conduct is closely monitored and any behavior deemed detrimental to the league will be met with appropriate consequences. While Primo may contest the suspension and maintain his innocence, the NBA’s decision stands as a reflection of their commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful environment both on and off the court.
As the news continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how these developments will impact Primo’s career and future in the NBA. Forever Sports Online will provide updates as more information becomes available.
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