It’s been a bad run for Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders this year. Not only is he out around six weeks after having surgery on his thumb because he hurt it during a bar fight, but he was also cited in January for cruelty to animals.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a neighbor called police to report that Sanders had left German Shepard puppies outside in cold weather without proper food, water and shelter. The neighbor first tried to discuss the issue with Sanders, but was told by the player to leave his property. That’s when she called police.
The Journal-Sentinel says when an officer went to Sanders’ house, he found the two puppies outside and noted the temperature was 17 degrees. The dogs were taken by Animal Control, and Sanders received the citations when he went to pick up the animals the next day.
Sanders signed a 4-year, $44 million extension with the Bucks over the offseason. A first-round pick in 2010, Sanders averaged 2.8 blocked shots per game last season and has established himself as one of the best shot-blockers in the league.
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