October 26, 1991 |
Micheal Ray Richardson left his Italian league team, Knorr Bologna, after disputing results of a drug test and is expected to sign with a Yugoslav club, Slobodna Dalmacija of Split.
August 31, 1991 |
Knorr Bologna of the Italian League released Micheal Ray Richardson, claiming the former NBA all-star had breached his contract in an unspecified manner. Richardson, 35, was banned from the NBA for repeated substance abuse.
November 27, 1990 |
The Italian basketball federation today suspended former NBA guard Micheal Ray Richardson for five games for instigating a brawl leading to a record 19 ejections. Three other players, Americans Clemon Johnson and Frank Johnson and Italian Stefano Rusconi, were each suspended for two games for their part in Sunday's fight, which occurred during the closing minutes of Ranger Varese's 91-73 victory over Knorr Bologna. Richardson, who plays for Knorr, started the melee by punching Rusconi of Ranger.
June 30, 1989
Chris Washburn of the Atlanta Hawks became the sixth player to be banned for life by the National Basketball Assn. under the league's anti-drug agreement, after a relapse, the league said Thursday. Washburn was suspended without pay by the NBA on Sept. 26, 1988, after his third substance-abuse relapse and was returned to the league's rehabilitation center in Van Nuys. He did not play last season. Washburn, a 6-foot 11-inch center/forward, may appeal his suspension after two years.