Mar 14, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) shoots a free throw against the Memphis Grizzlies at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Grizzlies 99-86. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas arrested for DUI


Toronto Raptors’ big man Jonas Valanciunas is in the middle of an excellent season.

He is averaging 11.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while helping the the Raptors to a 45-32 record, currently good enough for first place in the Atlantic Division and the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

On Monday, a report surfaced that Valanciunas had been arrested for driving under the influence.

The Raptors have confirmed the arrest and released a statement.

“We were made aware this morning of the incident involving Jonas Valanciunas and are disappointed he has put himself in this situation. We take this matter very seriously as we have the highest expectations for all members of our organization.”

Valanciunas has released a statement of his own via Megan Robinson of FAN590 in Toronto.

 

Valanciunas probably won’t miss a playoff game, but this is still an embarrassing situation.

(H/T to Pro Basketball Talk)

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    “Say it is not so , Jo’”… Say it is not so…’?
    hopefully that was some other 7 foot lumbering leviathan that was charged….
    too bad, it doesnt take much to screw up a team… the way Raps have been playing and the Pacers have not been playing…. the Raps could make it to the east finals….