Bobcats forward Stephen Jackson
is always getting into the strangest trouble. Gun arrests, jumping in the stands and fighting, arguing with coaches, and now…referee abuse:
The league suspended Jackson for one game without pay on Tuesday for verbally abusing referee Eli Roe and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection from Saturday’s loss to Milwaukee. The suspension — to be served Wednesday when Charlotte visits New Orleans — will cost Jackson about $103,000 based on his $8.45 million salary this season. It comes on top of the $50,000 fine Jackson received earlier this month for verbally abusing officials after a loss at Detroit.
I still love him. The dude chucks up about 78 shots a game and puts up crazy numbers for my fantasy team. Can’t hate on that!