Originally posted on The Jersey Chaser  |  Last updated 1/5/12

Cleveland Cavaliers center Samardo Samuels had was forced to stay home when the team traveled to Toronto to play the Raptors because he lost his passport. Just the day before, Samuels was benched in the Cavs win against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Cavalier’s coach Bryon Scott was critical of Samuels misplaced passport. “I’m going to chalk it up to youth and inexperience. Hopefully, he learned his lesson and it never happens again,” Scott said.

Samuels was not able to get a passport on short notice because he is from Jamacia, and team officals had trouble with visa issues. The 22-year old will rejoin the team Thursday in Minneapolis against the Timberwolves.

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