Blazers’ Joel Freeland, Pistons’ Shawne Williams suspended one game for headbutting each other

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Shawne Williams and Joel Freeland have each been suspended one game for “head-butting each other,” the league announced on Saturday via official release.

The incident occurred near the end of Portland’s blowout win over the Pistons on Friday, and seemed completely unnecessary.

Williams took offense to a shove from Meyers Leonard, and then when Freeland stepped to Williams to stick up for his teammate, Williams went for the headbutt, and Freeland responded in similar fashion.

Neither player is of great importance to his respective team, so this matters little in the grand scheme of things.

Williams will serve his suspension Saturday when the Pistons play the Jazz, while Freeland will serve his suspension on Sunday when the Blazers face the Raptors.