October 11, 2008
Warriors Suspend Guard Monta Ellis
Fourth-Year Warrior Will Be Eligible To Return To Team Following Dec. 17 Contest At Indiana

The Golden State Warriors have suspended guard Monta Ellis for 30 games for violating Paragraph 12 of the Uniform Player Contract, it was announced today by President Robert Rowell. The suspension will take effect immediately and will extend through the team’s December 17th contest against the Indiana Pacers.

“The cooperation that we received from Jeff Fried (Monta’s representative) enabled us to be very diligent in collecting all of the facts surrounding the incident,” Rowell said. “This 30-game suspension is a result of that. From this point forward, it is the complete focus of everyone involved to provide Monta with all the support he needs to have a successful rehabilitation, and to get him back on the court as an integral part of this team.”

Prior to tonight's contest against the Thunder, Rowell discussed the Ellis punishment with the media. To listen to what he had to say, click on the link below: