It’s in the rule book: Rondo faces automatic suspension; Update: Rajon suspended one game!/sheridanhoops/status/196787541502984192

According to Chris Sheridan, it says right in the NBA rule book that any intentional physical contact with a referee will result in an automatic suspension.

Any player or coach guilty of intentional physical contact with an official shall automatically be suspended without pay for one game. A fine and/or longer period of suspension will result if circumstances so dictate.”

It looks the Boston Celtics, already without ailing shooting guard Ray Allen, will be without Rajon Rondo in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal match-up with the Atlanta Hawks.

Rondo bumped the ref. That's gotta be a suspension. This thing just went deep south for the Celtics

— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 30, 2012

Rajon Rondo picked an awful time to lose his temper and a suspension might loom after bumping an official.

— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 30, 2012

I wonder when they are gonna announce the Rondo suspension. Better be only 1 game #please

— Maddie McDonald (@h00psmaddie) April 30, 2012

Rondo does not deserve suspension.

— Corey Ray (@craywalls) April 30, 2012!/tyong9/status/196990540405932034!/PFRANCHIZE/status/196989631517040642

UPDATE: Rondo has officially been suspended one game by the NBA.

#NBA officially announces that Boston's Rajon Rondo suspended one game for bumping ref Marc Davis.

— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 30, 2012

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