Willie Reed Suspended Six Games For Domestic Incident

6:06pm: The NBA Player’s Association has announced that it will file a grievance on behalf of Reed, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe tweets.

4:26pm: Recently acquired Pistons big man Willie Reed has been suspended by the NBA for six games, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel relays. The incident at hand unfolded in Florida last August.

As we wrote at the time, the NBA built into its latest Collective Bargaining Agreement a new policy for dealing with domestic violence situations such as this one and the punishment will end up costing the big man $65K (h/t ESPN’s Bobby Marks).

While Reed’s wife elected not to press charges at the time, the 27-year-old had an arraignment hearing in October and was given the option to participate in a diversion program. We broke down Winderman’s reporting on the legal proceedings at the time.

Per the press release announcing the league’s six-game suspension, the NBA conducted its own extensive investigation into the matter, as outlined in the new CBA.

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