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Kings’ Collison suspended 8 games for domestic violence

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison was been suspended for eight games. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
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NEW YORK – Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has been suspended eight games without pay by the NBA because of a domestic violence incident involving his wife.

Collison pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge resulting from the May 30 incident.

The NBA said Sunday it conducted its own investigation and consulted a panel of experts in the field of domestic violence before determining its penalty.

Collison will lose about $380,000 of his $5.2 million salary this season. He will be eligible to return against Phoenix on Oct. 26.