The NBA has suspended the newest Celtic, James Posey, for one game stemming from a no contest plea to charges of reckless driving in an incident in Miami on April 9. No contest pleas are neither an admission of guilt nor a denial of the charges, but the defendant agrees to a punishment as if he were guilty.
Posey was originally charged with drunken driving, but he did not take a breath test and said that he was innocent of that charge. He then agreed to plead no contest to a lesser charge.
Posey will serve the suspension on November 2 when the Celtics play their season opener against the Wizards.
Danny Ainge was asked about the incident following Monday’s press conference introducing Posey.
He was quoted in Tuesday’s Herald as saying, “My finding is that I just feel very confident that James is a good teammate. He’s a good guy in the locker room, and I’m confident about who he is. (The incident) is behind him. I asked James about it and I talked to a lot of other people, too. We’re very comfortable with what we found out.'’