Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin
By ANDREW GRUMAN  |  Last updated 11/7/13
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- No charges will be filed in the altercation at a Milwaukee nightclub involving Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. After reviewing the incident, the district attorney's office determined numerous people, including Sanders, were involved in an altercation at Apartment 720 during the early morning hours of Nov. 3. Police were unable to determine how the altercation started and who initiated it, deciding no criminal charges will be issued out of the incident. The district attorney's office has referred the case back to the Milwaukee Police Department to determine if any municipal citations will be issued. Bucks coach Larry Drew was in the middle of practice when the news of Sanders not being charged came down but was certainly glad when made aware of the development. "I think that's real good news," Drew said. "Not knowing exactly what happened and what took place, you leave those things up to the lawyers and all of the parties that are involved. I'm happy to hear no charges were made. Hopefully everything will be taken care of so we can move forward and get him back out there on the floor." Sanders missed Wednesday's victory over Cleveland due to a sprained right thumb. According to Drew, Sanders injured the thumb during Saturday's game against Toronto, not during the incident at the nightclub. Drew said Sanders did some work on the side Thursday, but his right thumb is now in a splint. His status for Saturday's game against Dallas is up in the air. "I think he's very capable of moving forward," Drew said. "Me as a coach, his teammates, the organization, everybody that's a part of his life, we want to try to help him move forward. Hopefully he'll learn from this incident and he can put it behind him and we can march on." Bucks point guard Brandon Knight echoed Drew's thoughts of the team supporting Sanders. "I don't know what happened, so I can't comment on it," Knight said. "I support Larry through anything, no matter what it is." Ever since he came to the Bucks, Drew has been active in working with Sanders on his emotions both on and off the court. Though no charges were ultimately filed, Sanders told his coach he never should have been in position to have this happen. Signed to a four-year, 44 million contract extension this summer, Sanders has struggled to follow up on last year's breakout campaign. Sanders has only played three games in a long NBA season, but he's averaging just 2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. "I'll continue to be that little birdie on his shoulder," Drew said. "Not just for him but for all of the guys. It's unfortunate that the incident happened, but again, we have to learn from it. He has to learn from it, and I really believe that he will. "Life is just too short. We, and I say we meaning those who are in the public eye, we just have to be aware of a lot of things. We have to not put ourselves in certain positions. In my conversation with him, that was one of the first things he said about the entire situation, that he never should have put himself in the situation." Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Steve Kerr does not rule out missing remainder of playoffs

Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

Report: Thunder fan Beverley squabbled with is owner's son

NFL Draft prospect charged with knocking woman out

Report: At least four teams looking to trade out of top 10

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bill Parcells on Tony Romo: ‘I was glad he retired’

Report: Garoppolo remains 'long shot' to be traded

Report: Packers coaches upset with GM Ted Thompson

Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Crowder

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

Raptors jab Bucks on Twitter after Game 4 victory

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: David Fizdale and the Grizzlies won't go down quietly

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

25 times Mother Nature disrupted sports

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

Box Score 4/20: When Westbrook isn't enough

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The '♫Happy Birthday Simpsons. Simpsons, it's your birthday♫' quiz

White House championship visits over the years

Biggest needs in the draft for every NFL team

The 'Baseball has been very, very good to its players' quiz

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The '♫Happy Birthday Simpsons. Simpsons, it's your birthday♫' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: David Fizdale calls B.S.

Kris Bryant can become the next Derek Jeter — and more

The 'Baseball has been very, very good to its players' quiz

NHL youth movement: How the 2016-17 rookie class fared

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker