The NBA announced a four-game suspension Friday for the former San Antonio Spurs guards Joshua Primo for “conduct detrimental to the league.”
Primo was released by the Spurs in October 2022 after “multiple alleged instances of exposure to women,” according to ESPN.
“The NBA announced today that Joshua Primo has been suspended four games without pay for conduct detrimental to the league,” the league said in a statement Friday. “The league conducted its own investigation and consulted with relevant experts. As a result of this process, the league found that Primo had engaged in inappropriate and offensive behavior by exposing himself to women.
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“Primo maintains that his conduct was unintentional and that the league has found no evidence that he engaged in any sexual or other misconduct beyond these brief disclosures. Nonetheless, this behavior is not consistent with league standards and warrants disciplinary action.”
In November 2022, former Spurs therapist Dr. Hillary Cauthen filed a lawsuit. lawsuit against Primo and the Spurs, alleging that Primo exposed himself to her nine times during sessions, according to the Associated Press.
The lawsuit claimed the Spurs did nothing to discipline Primo or address his concerns despite his numerous complaints about his conduct.
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Dr. Cauthen settled his lawsuit against the team and Primo in November 2022.
After being released by the Spurs, Primo said in a statement to ESPN that he would take time to focus on his Mental Health.
“I know you are all surprised by today’s announcement,” Primo said in the statement. “I have sought help to deal with the past trauma I experienced and will now take this time to focus more on my mental health treatment. I hope to discuss these issues in the future so that I can help other people who have suffered in the same way. I value privacy right now. “
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Primo was selected by the Spurs with the 12th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. During his rookie season, Primo started 16 games, averaging 5.8 points in 19.3 minutes.
Primo has not played in the league since being released by San Antonio.
The Associated Press contributed to this report