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Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:00

COUSINS, NBA PLAYER'S ASSOCIATION CONTINUE APPEAL

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Sacramento, Ca. - Sacramento King's center DeMarcus Cousins was given a two game suspension following a heated exchange in which he is said to have confronted former player and San Antonio Spur's announcer Sean Elliott in a "hostile manor".

Cousin's has served his two game suspension both games in which the King's lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trailblazers. He lost an estimated $70,500 for the two games.

The NBA Player's Association is continuing with their appeal even though the suspension has already been fulfilled by Cousin's."Based on the accounts we have heard to date of the incident, we believe that a two-game suspension is excessive and unwarranted," the union said in a statement Wednesday. "We recognize the Commissioner's desire to discourage confrontations between players and members of the media, but he needs to exercise more subtlety and discretion in ascertaining and examining the specific facts and circumstances before handing down such heavy-handed discipline."

Cousin's who has had prior run-ins with both coaches, teammates, and during his one year with the Kentucky Wildcats did express remorse about the situation."Despite believing the penalty (is) unwarranted, I want to apologize to the Sacramento Kings, our fans and especially to my coaches and teammates for this distraction of our goals," Cousins said. "As a leader of the team, I have to make the best decisions so my teammates can count on me. I am committed to continued growth and being the best player I can be."

Cousins will return tonight as the Atlanta Hawk's visit sacramento.

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