Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the 2013 SEC Player of the Year, received his punishment for his drunk driving arrest back in March.
On Friday, the NBA announced that the Detroit Pistons shooting guard and former Georgia star would be suspended for two games without pay beginning with the next NBA regular season game that he is eligible and physically able to play.
The decision comes after Caldwell-Pope pled guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. According to police reports, Caldwell-Pope was pulled over for driving 20 mph over the speed limit in Auburn Hills, Mich. and failed a field sobriety test.
According to TMZ, officers claimed they could smell alcohol and noticed his eyes were glossy. Caldwell-Pope admitted he had two drinks of Hennessy that same night but didn’t believe he was over the legal limit to drive.
A breathalyzer would prove him wrong as he blew a .098 at the scene and later blew a .08 at the police station. The limit in Michigan is .08. In May, Caldwell-Pope pled guilty to two lesser DUI charges in exchange for 12 months probation.
There’s a chance the two games he’ll miss won’t be as a member of the Pistons.
The 24-year-old Greenville, Ga. native is eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer, and the four-year veteran will be an attractive target for several franchises. Last season, KCP averaged 13.8 points and made 35 percent of 3-pointers.