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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Arthur, Chalmers fined $20,000

NBA announces penalties against ex-Jayhawks

The NBA fined former Kansas Jayhawks Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers $20,000 each today for violating team rules at last week's NBA Rookie Symposium.

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— Former Kansas teammates Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers were fined $20,000 apiece after being banished last week from the NBA rookie symposium, the league said Wednesday.

Security at the resort near New York where the event took place found Arthur and Chalmers in a room with two women, and the scent of marijuana was detected. No drugs or drug paraphernalia were found, but having guests in the room violated NBA policy, and the two rookies were sent home.

Arthur and Chalmers apologized but denied using marijuana. Next year they'll have to again attend the symposium, which addresses the challenges of making the transition to pro ball.

Arthur and Chalmers helped Kansas win the NCAA championship and were selected in the June draft. Arthur is with the Memphis Grizzlies and Chalmers with the Miami Heat.

Comments

JayCeph 11 years, 5 months ago

How many words do Alaskans have for snow?

bringheatwavewheat 11 years, 5 months ago

Am I crazy or did I see this same story like 10 days ago?

Baha 11 years, 5 months ago

Yea that's it , do it again, what a idiot... It's a simple rule for a 4 day conference... it doesnt matter how old you are or how much money you make... Follow the frickin rules...

cobweb 11 years, 5 months ago

KG don't make excuses for these nitwits although I'm sure they didn't inhale before they flushed it.

KGphoto 11 years, 5 months ago

20k and a public spanking for having girls in the room?Insane!I say "Do it again next year". And the year after that, until eventually the NBA gets the negative exposure it deserves, and looks stupid for punishing grown men with NBA contracts for having girls in their rooms!

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