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Andrew Bynum gets five-game suspension and $25,000 fine

May 10, 2011 |  4:07 pm

Fabforum Lakers center Andrew Bynum was suspended by the NBA for the first five games next season and fined $25,000 for his flagrant foul on Dallas guard J.J. Barea on Sunday.

Bynum will forfeit $677,272 in salary. He apologized for the incident on Tuesday, saying it didn't reflect his upbringing or the Lakers' organization.

He also said he was relieved Barea wasn't seriously injured.

Bynum was ejected from the final game of the Lakers' season after delivering a forearm to Barea while the diminutive guard was in the air for a lay-up attempt.

 --Mike Bresnahan


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Photo: Andrew Bynum forearms J.J. area during Sunday's loss to the Mavericks. Credit: Tony Gutierrez, AP.