Hawks suspend Josh Smith for tonight’s game
The Atlanta Hawks have suspended forward Josh Smith for tonight’s game with the Brooklyn Nets, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Josh Smith has been suspended for tonight's game by the #ATLHawks—
Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 16, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Chris Vivlamore reports that Smith was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
According to a source, Smith was kicked out of practice Tuesday. #ATLHawks—
Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) January 16, 2013
In a statement tweeted by USA TODAY‘s Jeff Zillgitt, Smith said that, “Clearly I am competitive and was frustrated by our recent losses. I understand and respect the team’s actions and just want to get back on the court to do whatever is necessary to help my teammates. I apologize for letting them down and apologize to our fans.”