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    John Calipari cuts Charlie Villanueva from Dominican Republic team for being overweight | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

    Sorry Gladdy. Its been a while since I have made fun of your ex-favorite player. LOL!

    Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva was cut by national team head coach John Calipari. After dealing with injuries for the entire lockout-shortened season for the Pistons — he didn't play any significant minutes — he won't play for the Dominican Republic national team because he's out of shape, head coach John Calipari said.

    "Charlie was not in good form when we saw him," Calipari told Deportes en la Z. "He was overweight, and unfortunately, we could not slow down the entire team and it was a decision taken collectively. Last year, Charlie behaved really well with us and his only problem was his weight."

    Villanueva never was in camp with the team this summer, contrary to the report that said he had a private workout with the team in New York.

    It's believed the team wasn't pleased with his conditioning last summer, which led to the decision, after being a big part of the national team in recent years. An ankle injury slowed his progress and any hopes of getting much playing time for the Pistons this season.

    Villanueva fired back at Calipari's accusations by tweeting this photo of his scale, which reads 243.5 pounds, or roughly 11.5 pounds fewer than his playing weight of 255

  • #2
    You know you're a scrub when you get cut from the Dominican Republic team.
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    • #3
      Charlie V's playing on as many Dominican Republic National Teams as he has eyebrows!


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      • #4
        True. Just ask Eloy Vargas.

        Originally posted by gladdyontherise View Post
        You know you're a scrub when you get cut from the Dominican Republic team.


        • #5
          That is bad and sad!
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