PORTLAND, Ore. - Forward Qyntel Woods was fined by the Portland Trail Blazers for conduct detrimental to the team after the driver of a car he was riding in during the weekend was arrested for driving under the influence.
Woods was not charged or taken into custody, and the Blazers did not release further details.
The Blazers have pledged that they will hold players accountable for their actions, and team President Steve Patterson fined Woods an undisclosed sum Wednesday.
“We believe we’ve made strides in impressing on everyone what is expected of our players,” Patterson said. “Although Qyntel was not charges with anything, he put himself in a situation that is not acceptable to us as an organization.”
Woods, in his second year with the team, made eight starts this season, but his role has been diminished by last month’s acquisition of forward Darius Miles from Cleveland.
Woods was averaging 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 46 games this season.
Last month, he was fined $1,096 after pleading no contest to a marijuana charge stemming from a traffic stop last March. He did not admit guilt.
Woods was cited when he was stopped for speeding and an officer smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle.
Woods is among four current and former Portland players who have been cited on marijuana charges since the start of last season.
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