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Darren Collison Suspended 8 Games Without Pay By NBA

Darren Collison has been suspended.

Darren Collison, a point guard for the Sacramento Kings, has been suspended eight games without pay by the NBA after pleading guilty to domestic battery last month, according to USA TODAY.

From their report:

Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison has been suspended eight games without pay for pleading guilty to domestic battery charges last month, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced.

The incident, which took place between Collison and his wife in their home in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay on May 30, was deemed a misdemeanor by the Placer County Sheriff's Office. Collison will take part in the preseason, but his suspension begins with the Kings' regular season opener against Phoenix on Oct. 26. He would be scheduled to return at home against New Orleans on Nov. 8.

Collison, 29, spoke to the Sacramento Bee after the incident:

“This is far from who I am as a person and not something I am proud of,” Collison said in a statement to the Sacramento Bee after pleading guilty. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I have apologized to my beautiful wife that I have known and loved since high school. I appreciate and am thankful for the love and understanding from my family, friends and supporters. Now it is time to put this behind us and move forward.”

The Kings open the 2016-17 season Oct. 30 against the Phoenix Suns.