Back on Aug. 10, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was back in the Atlanta area where he went to college at Georgia Tech, when he was pulled over for a lane change violation. Police that made the stop in Fayette County outside Atlanta eventually arrested Shumpert that night for suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Cavaliers released a statement about the incident:
The Cavaliers have discussed the situation with Iman and will monitor the progression of the pending case. A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process.
If found guilty, Shumpert will not only face the legal consequences in Georgia, but also will face a suspension from the NBA league office. Traditionally there has been a two-game suspension for DUIs, which is too little considering the potential severity of the crime but the league has stuck with that precedent.