Celtics' Sullinger suspended for one game after domestic violence case dropped


BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) -- The Boston Celtics suspended forward Jared Sullinger for one game after domestic violence charges filed against him were dropped Monday.

Sullinger will serve his suspension during the team's game at Toronto Wednesday.

"While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees," said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge Tuesday.

A Waltham District Court judge dismissed the charges after the 21-year-old's girlfriend said she would refuse to testify against him.

Sullinger pleaded not guilty last month to charges that included assault and battery and intimidation of a witness after his girlfriend, Deann Smith, told police he had repeatedly pinned her to a bed and the floor on Aug. 31 in the home they shared in Waltham.