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Greg Monroe suspended 2 games for 'driving while visibly impaired'

The Pistons big man pled guilty to "driving while visibly impaired" in Michigan over the summer.

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Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe has been suspended two games for "driving while visibly impaired" in the state of Michigan, the NBA announced Tuesday. Monroe will miss the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to the charge.

Driving While Visibly Impaired is described as a "lesser offense" to a DUI in the state of Michigan and could include other substances in addition to alcohol. Monroe will not be paid during his suspension.

The Pistons big man released a statement apologizing for his arrest.

Detroit has also released a statement: "The organization is aware of the matter resulting in the NBA's announced two-game suspension for Greg Monroe. Greg has taken responsibility in a conscientious manner and resolved the matter with his representatives."

Monroe recently signed a one-year qualifying offer to stay with the Pistons instead of agreeing to a long-term extension. He'll become a restricted free agent next summer and most believe he'll switch teams after sticking around for four dreadful years. He's averaged 14 points and over nine rebounds per game in four seasons with the club.