NBA commissioner David Stern, appearing on an ESPN Radio show Monday morning, implied the league won't buy Rajon Rondo's explanation that he did not intentionally make contact with referee Marc Davis during Sunday's game in Atlanta. Rondo appears headed for a suspension of at least one game.
"I don't want to pre-judge on what the recommendation is going to be," Stern told Colin Cowherd. "But as a fan, he obviously bumped him. And you know what happens with respect to that."
Added Stern: "We have a hard and fast rule. Unless somebody trips you and sends you into him, nobody touches a referee. That's the proposition."
It's expected that the league will announce its ruling on Rondo sometime Monday afternoon.
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