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                 === Celtics suspend Sullinger for one game ===
 
 Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics suspended forward Jared
 Sullinger for their season opener for his role in an offseason off-the-court
 incident.
 
 The suspension will be served on October 30, 2013 when the Celtics visit
 Toronto.
 
 In the beginning of September, Sullinger pleaded not guilty to charges he
 assaulted his girlfriend during an August 31 incident. On Monday, those
 charges were dismissed.
 
 "Jared's case was dismissed yesterday in Waltham District Court," said Celtics
 President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. "While we are satisfied that
 this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he
 failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees."
 
 At the time of the incident, the Boston Globe reported that Sullinger was
 alleged to have pinned his girlfriend to the bed, pushed her and grabbed her
 phone, smashing it, after she tried to call police. The couple argued over
 "perceived infidelity."
 
 Sullinger,  21, was  a  first-round draft  pick  of the  Celtics  in 2012  and
 averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 45 games during his rookie season.
 
 
 
 
 
 10/29 17:07:41 ET