Grizzlies Arthur Sent Home for Pot/Faces Fine and Suspension

Memphis Grizzlies Rookie Darrell Arthur was caught with marijuana at the NBA's First Year Players' orientation program in New York Wednesday morning.

NBA Spokesman Brian McIntyre says Arthur, along with his former Kansas teammate Mario Chalmers were sent home for violating program rules.

The 4-day program is intended to help Rookies focus on handling Finances, dealing with the Media, along with defining character and image qualities.

ESPN the Magazine reports the pair were caught by hotel security with marijuana in their hotel room in Rye Brook, New York, fined $20-thousand Dollars, and could start the regular season on the Suspended list.

NBA Spokesman McIntyre says once all the details are in, appropriate sanctions will be taken.

Per league policy, Arthur and Chalmers will have to attend the Rookie program again next year.

Arthur had 20-points and 10 rebounds in Kansas' win against the Tigers in the NCAA Championship game.

Chalmers hit the game tying 3-pointer to send that game into overtime.