Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks Fined $25k For Blowing Up After Ejection
Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks Fined $25,000 For Blowing Up After Ejection
12/9/2021 5:52 AM PT
9:10 AM PT -- 12/10 -- Brooks' blowup just resulted in a hefty financial penalty -- he was hit with a $25,000 fine for "aggressively confronting a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection," the league announced Friday.
Memphis star Dillon Brooks went off on the officials who threw him out of the Grizzlies' game vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday -- calling the refs' actions straight-up "bulls***."
The 25-year-old wing didn't hold back in his postgame press conference -- which took place just minutes after he was ejected from the Grizzlies' contest -- accusing the refs of not protecting the players on the floor throughout the night.
Dillon Brooks’ full comments on the officiating tonight for the Grizzlies-Mavericks. It was raw after he was ejected for the first time this season but he decried the lack of consistency, protecting the players and more. pic.twitter.com/SLrF8etFZh— Evan Barnes〽️ (@evan_b) December 9, 2021 @evan_b
"I felt like this crew came out there and just made it about them and that's bull," Brooks said of the refs, who called a total of 44 total fouls during the game.
"This crew did not protect the players," he continued. "They just wanted to get the game over with and that's bulls***. That's bulls*** from the very beginning. That's bull."
Brooks was tossed from the Grizzlies' loss late in the 4th quarter after he screamed at refs over their whistles.
1a de Memphis sense Ja Morant. Al tram final tècnica a l'entrenador i expulsió de Dillon Brooks (15 i 7/18), que ha rajat dels àrbitres dient que havien canviat de criteri a la 2a part i han permès moltes faltes. "No han protegit als jugadors". Bona multa. pic.twitter.com/ERDmNAbREA— Jordi Colomé Batlle (@JordiColomeB) December 9, 2021 @JordiColomeB
In video of the ejection, you can see Brooks was so furious, he needed to be held back by Memphis assistants as he charged toward the referees.
No punishment for Brooks has been announced yet ... but you can bet a fine is coming for the Grizzlies player as early as later today.
Originally Published -- 12/9 5:52 AM PT