NBA fines O.J. Mayo $25k for ‘aggressively pursuing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner’
O.J. Mayo had to be restrained from going after a referee Saturday, and it’ll cost him more than just two technical fouls and an ejection.NBA release:
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been fined $25,000 for aggressively pursuing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.The incident occurred after Mayo was assessed his second technical foul of the game with 4:08 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee’s 95-85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, Jan. 2 at Target Center.
Mayo’s intensity made the incident look more extreme than it was. He never got near the official and didn’t take an incredible amount of time to leave the court. The NBA was right only to fine – not suspend – him.