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Sep 10, 2014
Rotoworld
Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to DUI, urinated on himself during the booking process, according to the police report from his arrest.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 11, 2014

Video: Dash-cam footage of police arresting Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe for DUI

It was about 1:50 a.m. Feb. 13 when a patrol officer saw the 2007 Pontiac G7 driven by the Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe headed the opposite direction near Woodward and 11 Mile in Huntington Woods with one headlight.
Rotoworld Sep 10, 2014

Greg Monroe urinated on himself during arrest - Greg Monroe (F/C) Detroit Pistons

Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to DUI, urinated on himself during the booking process, according to the police report from his arrest.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 10, 2014
Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe urinated self during arrest, police report says

Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe urinated self during arrest, police report says

Detroit Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who is facing a two-game suspension after NBA officials learned he pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, "urinated on himself during the booking process," the Huntington Woods police report documenting his arrest says.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 9, 2014
Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe suspended two games for driving while visibly impaired

Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe suspended two games for driving while visibly impaired

Monroe's suspension was issued by the NBA and will begin with the first game of the season.
CSN Washington Sep 9, 2014

Greg Monroe suspended for driving while impaired

Greg Monroe will miss the start of the upcoming NBA season for driving while visibly impaired, the league announced.
Detroit News Sep 9, 2014

Pistons' Greg Monroe suspended 2 games after pleading guilty to impaired driving

The NBA has suspended Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe for two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired in Michigan, the league announced Tuesday.
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 9, 2014

Greg Monroe suspended for 'pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired'

Greg Monroe has been suspended for drunk driving, the NBA announced today. Here's the NBA's official release: Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe has been suspended for two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired, in violation of the law of the State of Michigan, the NBA announced today. Monroe's suspension will begin with the first game of the 2014-15 NBA regular season. This is extremely unfortunate news, and it certainly overshadows the lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful contract negotiations with the Detroit Pistons. Monroe signed his...
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 9, 2014

Patience may pay off for Greg Monroe

The Sports Business Journal reports that the league will have a new TV rights deal in place before next season, and that helps explain why Greg Monroe was willing to forgo millions of dollars in guaranteed money. Greg Monroe is either a genius or an idiot. A player sacrificing money for happiness or a selfish malcontent. An overrated bum who should ride the bench or gifted young player with supreme confidence in himself. All of that because he decided to do something slightly unprecedented -- turn down in excess of $50 million guaranteed on a new multi-year contract and instead sign a...
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 8, 2014
Stan Van Gundy on Greg Monroe: The Pistons 'respect his decision' to sign qualifying offer

Stan Van Gundy on Greg Monroe: The Pistons 'respect his decision' to sign qualifying offer

Despite opting to sign the qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent next summer, Greg Monroe says he looks "forward to playing for Coach Van Gundy" and is "excited about working with my teammates to get better." Here's the Detroit Pistons' official press release announcing the news we've already been discussing the last several days, posted here for the sake of being comprehensive: AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that forward Greg Monroe has signed the team’s one-year qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season. Per team policy, terms of the...
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 8, 2014

Greg Monroe signing qualifying offer might not mean he’s done in Detroit

Let’s step back from the ledge. Moose signing the qualifying offer can still work out in the best interest of the Pistons. It's entirely reasonable to think that Greg Monroe is tired of Detroit. It may well be that he refused to re-sign with the Pistons because of Josh Smith, averaging 28 wins per year, or because he wants to be the primary young player on a team's frontcourt. That said, let's try taking a few deep breaths and look at the situation objectively. Despite the purgatory-esque length that the situation was drawn out, remarkably few trustworthy details were leaked in the...
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 8, 2014

Greg Monroe reportedly would've rejected Pistons max offer, wanted unrestricted free agency all along

Greg Monroe signed the Pistons qualifying offer on Friday and, according to USA Today, that was his plan all along. Greg Monroe was reportedly offered a deal by the Detroit Pistons that would've made him the highest paid player in franchise history. Monroe tweeted that those reports were false, insinuating that maybe if he was really offered the lucrative guaranteed deal, there would be something for him to consider and potentially accept. That's one theory anyway. However, after it was reported that Monroe signed the Pistons' $5.479 million qualifying offer on Friday, USA Today wrote...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 7, 2014
What they're saying: Becoming unrestricted free agent was Greg Monroe's master plan

What they're saying: Becoming unrestricted free agent was Greg Monroe's master plan

Monroe's agent, David Falk, encouraged his client to sign a qualifying offer with the Pistons and avoid offers from other NBA clubs so he can sign with any team he chooses next summer, when Detroit wouldn't be able to retain him by matching any contract.
Detroit Free Press Sep 7, 2014

Perry A. Farrell: Enjoy Monroe's swan song with Pistons

Greg Monroe is a good dude. He's a good teammate, solid in the locker room, doesn't make waves, is intelligent, articulate - and a year away from playing for a team not named the Pistons. And it's hard to blame him.
Detroit Bad Boys Sep 5, 2014
Greg Monroe: Stan Van Gundy's first major mistake?

Greg Monroe: Stan Van Gundy's first major mistake?

Joe Dumars' final blunder as GM might have led to Stan Van Gundy's first as his replacement. With the news that Greg Monroe has officially signed the qualifying offer, people are looking for who to blame. Some blame Monroe for apparently wanting out of Detroit. Others blame Joe Dumars for wasting the beginning of the promising big man's career -- a career that saw Monroe play under four coaches in four years and average 28 wins. Many blame Josh Smith, the roster-disrupting addition signed by Dumars who took shots away from Monroe and points off the board with horrid shooting and...
CelticsBlog Sep 5, 2014

Greg Monroe signs qualifying offer with Pistons

So that leaves Bledsoe out there. One of the last few major dominoes in this summer fell today.  Greg Monroe will not be signed-and-traded.  He will, however, be a free agent next offseason. Sources: Greg Monroe signs Pistons' qualifying offer, will be unrestricted free agent in 2015 - Yahoo Sports Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe has signed a $5.5 million qualifying offer, clearing the way for him to leave the franchise next summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Monroe had been a restricted agent this summer and couldn't come to terms on a contract extension with the Pistons –...

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