Raptor Valanciunas getting support from team

The 21-year-old Raptors centre was charged with impaired driving yesterday

Jonas Valanciunas is getting a lot of support from his teammates after being charged with impaired driving.

The 21-year-old centre got in trouble with the law in Wasaga Beach yesterday after police got a call about open beer bottles in a car at a drive through.

"I think it's just a mistake," says teammate Kyle Lowry, adding that Valanciunas is like a little brother to him. "I talked to him and made him understand that the things he did was wrong."

Team GM Masai Ujiri says he met with Valanciunas in his office today.

"He's very disappointed," Ujiri says. "I think he feels he let his teammates down and he let his fans down."

At this point, the team is not taking any action against the player. He will be in tomorrow's line-up.

"The process is going through and [a suspension] is not our call, that's the league's decision," says coach Dwayne Casey.

The charge carries with it a $1,000 fine and one-year license suspension.

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