Apparently, the Mavs FO have been well aware of the incident for some time now... and they have already dealt with it some time ago. According to the Dallas Morning News this morning...
Owner Mark Cuban said the Mavericks dealt with Howard's flag football episode after it happened in July.
"That said, we will be going through some advanced communication-skill sessions together this training camp," Cuban said Tuesday. "I have explained to him that cellphone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you said on camera is never what people will hear when it shows up on YouTube or TV.
"Josh really is a good guy with a great heart," Cuban said. "He just doesn't do a good job of showing that side of himself publicly. We will work on that."
Cuban is smart, and I truly believe they are going to continue to try to work with him and bring him up to par with the rest of the team. At the same time though, he realizes that should Josh return to his 2007-2008 form at the start of this season, which would essentially embarrass Cuban for backing him this off-season, plan on the Mavs sending him packing by Feburary. But if Howard comes out with his All-Star swagger early on, look for everyone to pretty much forget what has gone on this summer.