It’s in the rule book: Rondo faces automatic suspension; Update: Rajon suspended one game
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
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