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Clippers suspend Blake Griffin for four games

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin for four games

The Clippers announced Tuesday they had suspended forward Blake Griffin four games for his role in an altercation with a team assistant equipment manager last month.

The team also said his wages will be withheld for one additional game for injuries he sustained and that he will donate the salary from the five games to charities focused on disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles. The total amount going to charity in the Griffin suspension is $859,440.

Griffin repeatedly punched Matias Testi on Jan. 23 at a restaurant in Toronto, leaving Testi with a swollen face and Griffin with a broken right hand that is supposed to sideline him until March.

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has...