Shabazz Muhammad sent home from NBA rookie program

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Shabazz Muhammad was sent home from the NBA rookie program on Wednesday.

According to USA Today, Muhammad violated a rule and brought a female guest into his hotel room Tuesday evening. Muhammad will also be fined.

The rookie program is a four-day program which helps rookies transition into the league through a series of seminars, instructions and guest speakers. About 50 rookies were attending the program.

According to, just hours before Muhammad was sent home, players were given rules for the program, which included no guests unless approved by administrators.

Timberwolves president of basketball operations, Flip Saunders released a statement about Muhammad’s departure from the program.

“We have been made aware of the circumstances surrounding Shabazz Muhammad’s dismissal from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program in New Jersey,” Saunders said. ”The team fully supports the NBA’s rules and policies in all matters pertaining to this situation, and we will abide by the league’s action.”

Muhammad was the 14th overall pick by the Timberwolves in the NBA Draft from UCLA. He will have to attend the event next year with the 2014 draft class.

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