1:57pm: Because Shumpert’s alleged offense involved marijuana, he will not be suspended regardless of the outcome of the case, Lloyd writes in a full story. If he is convicted or pleads guilty, Shumpert will go into the NBA’s marijuana program. If this is his first violation, there will be no more punishment. Players are fined $25K for a second offense and suspended five games for a third offense.
11:39am: Shumpert’s arrest involved marijuana, not alcohol, tweets Jason Lloyd of The Akron Beacon Journal. According to the arrest report, Shumpert admitted to an officer that he smoked the substance and was charged with possession of less than one ounce.
10:03am: The Cavaliers issued a statement this morning related to Iman Shumpert‘s August 10th DUI arrest near Atlanta, tweets Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com. The 26-year-old was pulled over for a lane violation by Fayette County Police and subsequently charged with DUI.
The team statement says the Cavaliers have discussed the incident with Shumpert and will monitor the case. No court date has been set, and neither the team or Shumpert plans to comment until the issue is resolved.
Convictions or guilty pleas in DUI cases typically result in league suspensions, notes Brian Windhorst in a post on ESPN Now. Ty Lawson, who recently signed with the Kings, was suspended for five games last season after two DUI incidents.