Heat Suspends Dorell Wright for DUI

Heat will be without forward for two games for DUI arrest

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    SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Dorell Wright #1 of the Miami Heat goes up to dunk the ball during their game against the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena on December 6, 2009 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dorell Wright

    Dorell Wright's night of drinking has cost him more than a bar tab. It will cost him a couple of game checks and a spot in Pat Riley's dog house.

    The Miami Heat has suspended Wright for two games , one day after he was cited for driving under the influence.

    Heat president Pat Riley says Wright's conduct was "detrimental to the team." Wright will not be with the Heat for home games
    Friday against Chicago and Sunday against Philadelphia.

    Wright was charged Thursday morning with DUI and driving with a suspended license after traffic stop in Miami Beach.

    The 6-foot-8 backup forward is averaging 6.3 points this season but has come on strong in recent weeks.

    Wright is the second Heat player to find himself behind bars in recent weeks.

    In February, point guard Carlos Arroyo was arrested for running away from police officers after they tried to stop him. He was charged with resisting arrest but was not suspended by the team.