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NBA: Nuggets' J.R. Smith, Suns' Jason Richardson to serve suspensions in connection to driving incidents

August 28, 2009 | 12:41 pm

Jr_240 The NBA has ruled that Denver Nuggets shooting guard J.R. Smith will serve a nine-game suspension without pay after pleading guilty for reckless driving, the league announced today.

Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson will also be suspended without pay for two games after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

A passenger in Smith's car died in an accident in 2007, and Smith served 24 days in jail last month.

-- Mark Medina

Photo: Denver Nuggets' J.R. Smith receives a jail sentence after killing his friend in an auto accident at Millstone Municipal Court on June 30. Photo credit: William Perlman / US Presswire.