Artest Suspended for Utah Game

by Jeff Tzucker
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


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.