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Blake Griffin Suspended 4 Games, No Pay ... For Toronto Fight

2/9/2016 1:12 PM PST

Blake Griffin -- Suspended 4 Games, No Pay ... For Toronto Fight

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Blake Griffin will be suspended 4 games -- without pay -- for punching the Clippers equipment assistant manager during a violent altercation in Toronto last month. 

The team issued a statement saying, "Blake has been suspended without pay for 4 games for striking a team employee on Jan. 23 and his wages will be withheld for one additional game for injuries he sustained."

"The Clippers will donate the salary from the 5 games to charities focused on disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles. At his request, Blake will support this activity with his time."

The team says Blake "is remorseful and has apologized for his actions."

"For our team and organization, it is time to move forward which begins today and ultimately concludes when we have Blake back on the court."

The team initially said Blake's injuries will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. No word if that timeline still holds true -- but the hand looked pretty gnarly last week following a surgical procedure on his broken finger. 

Story developing ... 

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