Artest Suspended for Utah Game

by Conrad Brunner

March 13, 2003

New York, March 13, 2003 - Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest has been suspended for one game without pay after committing a flagrant foul-penalty (1) against Philadelphia 76ers guard Eric Snow with 7:04 remaining in the fourth period of the Pacers’ 96-93 loss to the Sixers on March 12, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President Basketball Operations.

Artest’s one game suspension was automatic as a result of having previously exceeded the maximum allowable five flagrant foul-penalty points for the season. He now has seven flagrant foul-penalty points.

Artest will miss the Pacers’ game at home against the Utah Jazz on March 14.