Timberwolves Suspend Al Jefferson for Two Games After Arrest


February 28, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota
Timberwolves have suspended center Al Jefferson for the next two games
without pay after his arrest on suspicion of DWI.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a
trooper stopped the 25-year-old Jefferson on Interstate 394 early Sunday
for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

Jefferson was taken to a hospital for a
blood test, then to Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree
driving while impaired. He was released after an hour in jail.

David Kahn, Timberwolves president of
basketball operations, says Jefferson "feels terrible" about what
happened. But Kahn says it's appropriate that Jefferson be suspended.

Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 19
points in Saturday night's 110-91 loss to Portland. A court appearance
is scheduled for April 23.

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