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76ers’ Iverson Appeals Suspension

October 6, 1997

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson has appealed a one-game suspension the NBA imposed on him following his no-contest plea to charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

David Falk, Iverson’s agent, filed the appeal Monday through the NBA player’s union.

The league said Friday that Iverson would have to sit out the season opener Oct. 31 in Philadelphia against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Iverson, the Rookie of the Year last season, was a passenger in a car stopped by police in Virginia for speeding Aug. 3. He entered his plea Aug. 26.

Police found a gun under his seat and two marijuana cigarettes in the car. The drug charge was subsequently dropped.

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