Did Michael Sweetney Miss NBA Summer League Because He Was Overweight?

Sounds like a pretty fair premise, right? We're talking about Michael Sweetney, the former Georgetown star that has battled weight problems his entire career.  

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Well, that wasn't how it was explained when the Wizards announced that Sweetney would not play for their Summer League team. The team told reporters that Sweetney had a "family emergency" and could not make it out to Vegas. However, according to one source, that's not entirely accurate.

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Via Scott Schroeder of SB Nation's Ridiculous Upside:

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Things you need to know: source says Michael Sweetney weighed in at 348 pounds in washington and thus didn't make the trip to vegas. Ouch.    

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For some perspective, that's more than what Albert Haynesworth currently weighs and pretty close to what Haynesworth weighed before he reportedly shed 30 pounds. 

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I'm not going to pick a side here and declare one explanation right and the other wrong. Instead, I'll pose one scenario where both sides are correct: the "family emergency" was actually Sweetney's family staging an intervention for his weight problems. There. Problem solved.

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