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Longest Suspensions In Sports History

With the recent season-long suspension of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington making news, let’s take a look at other hefty player suspensions throughout the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.

05/30/2014

Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver (L) looks on as NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at The Westin Times Square on October 4, 2011 in New York City. Stern announced the NBA has canceled the remainder of the preseason and will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Stern: World Peace’s Past Weighed In Suspension

David Stern said Wednesday the elbow that Metta World Peace used to give James Harden a concussion was “recklessly thrown” and the Los Angeles Lakers forward’s history absolutely weighed into the suspension.

04/25/2012

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Metta World Peace Issues Apology Following 7-Game Suspension

Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Laker formerly known as Ron Artest, is speaking out about his seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2012

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Metta World Peace Suspended 7 Games

Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, the NBA has announced.

04/24/2012

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Metta World Peace Teams Up With County, LAUSD To Promote Mental Health Awareness

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is teaming up with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to encourage students to utilize mental health services.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/01/2012

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World Peace: ‘I Got Bored With Defense’

Ron Artest used to be maybe the best defender in basketball. He used to be a pretty great scorer too. But as skills tend to do, he’s slipped as he’s gotten older. At 32, that’s a pretty good excuse as to why maybe the man now known as Metta World Peace isn’t quite the ball stopper he once was.

01/27/2012

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Metta World Peace To Fight Rampage Jackson?

It started with Jackson tweeting Artest/World Peace, “Hey @MettaWorldPeace you a beast on the court… we can box a few rounds for charity.” And wouldn’t you know it, Artest/World Peace seems to have accepted.

10/05/2011

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ron Artest Officially Changes His Name To ‘Metta World Peace’

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Lakers forward Ron Artest is now “Metta World Peace” after he appeared before a judge Friday to officially change his name. Artest filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court to […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2011

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UCLA Is Hosting Some NBA Pickup Games Too

The Goodman, Melo and Drew Leagues are getting all the pub for good summer hoops featuring NBA players. But one hidden gem (or gym) to catch a number of NBA players getting in some run is at UCLA.

09/02/2011

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Artest ‘Prime Candidate For ‘Dancing With The Stars’

About a month ago, word came out that Ron Artest was in talks to join next season’s cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” It was mostly rumor and with his pending deal to go to England for soap opera and/or basketball work, it seemed a bit unlikely.

08/26/2011

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Artest’s Metta World Peace Bid Delayed Due To Traffic Warrants

Ron Artest’s bid to become Metta World Peace has been delayed.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2011

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Chesire Jets Having Trouble Insuring Artest, May Not Play In UK

Basically, it’s an insurance issue for the Cheshire Jets. The small English club is having trouble getting the needed insurance to support Artest playing for them. And without it, there’s no way Artest plays for them.

08/19/2011

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Artest’s UK Deal May Include Role In Soap Opera

Ron Artest sort of, kind of officially signed to play in England with the Cheshire Jets. But as you might expect, there could be some complications involved in the deal. The most important being money.

08/11/2011

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Artest Heading To England To Play For Chesire Jets

Ron Artest said he was going to play in England. No one believed him, not even his agent. Artest was adamant though, in the same way Artest is adamant about anything (which means he constantly contradicts himself and spins riddles, much like the Cheshire Cat. Now it certainly looks like Artest will have the last laugh.

08/09/2011

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Ron Artest To Play In England, Take Two?

First, he was playing in Finland. Then he wasn’t. Then he was playing in England. Then he wasn’t. Now, he’s playing in England again. The Metta World Peace international basketball watch drags on. Via the Chester Chronicle, Cheshire director Pete Hawkins said a deal is in place for Artest to play for his team.

07/29/2011

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