NBA team benches $53 million player for partying while claiming he was injured

March 29, 2010 at 8:27 am by Terez in Hedo Turkoglu, Toronto Raptors

I always party when I'm injured T..

Hedo Turkoglu did not play as the Raptors stumbled to a dispiriting 97-94 loss to the Heat Sunday night, reduced to the role of spectator despite being on the active list, a strange and curious twist in an ongoing saga. The issue becomes more clouded with suggestions Turkoglu may have fallen out of favour by his actions during his illness. Team officials say they are aware of unconfirmed reports Turkoglu was seen out socially after missing Friday’s game with his illness and, pressed, general manager Bryan Colangelo said the matter is being handled internally. — Toronto Star

I give them props for punishing him, but aren’t they in a playoff race for the 8th spot..What’s more important?

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