Kings’ Darren Collison Gets 8-Game Suspension

Darren Collison

Following his arrest for domestic battery over the summer, Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has been handed an eight-game suspension, without pay.

The 29-year-old recently pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery last month, following an incident in late May, where deputies responded to a domestic assault call inside a Northern California home. When they arrived, they found his wife visibly injured.

He was given three years of informal probation and a 20-day jail sentence.

Collison will have to sit out the first eight games of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, but will be allowed to participate in Kings exhibition games and practices.

The suspension will also cost him a total of $380,324 in lost salary.

During the offseason, the Kings signed Ty Lawson and fellow veteran point guard Jordan Farmar to training camp.