Pistons' Caldwell-Pope suspended 2 games without pay for March arrest

DETROIT - Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will serve a two-game suspension without pay in connection with a March traffic stop in Auburn Hills, where he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The NBA announced the punishment on Friday.

Caldwell-Pope, 24, will miss the first two games of next season.

Caldwell-Pope was stopped at 2:52 a.m. March 29 after an officer parked on Auburn Road near Juniper tracked his 2015 Jeep Wrangler going 45 m.p.h. in a 25-m.p.h. zone, police records show.

He was cited for operating while intoxicated (OWI).

Caldwell-Pope pleaded guilty on May 18 to the lesser charge of allowing a person to drive under the influence.

He also admitted responsibility to an added charge of careless driving and earlier this month was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Caldwell-Pope is an unrestricted free agent, and could receive a max contract this off-season. The Pistons are expected to match any contract offer he receives .

Detroit Free Press


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