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Seth Scott pleads guilty, cops $500 fine

Melbourne Tigers import Seth Scott has pleaded guilty to the charge of 'Striking - Other' at his National Basketball League (NBL) Tribunal hearing and been fined $500.

A further $500 fine and a one game penalty has been suspended and will only come into effect if Scott is found guilty of any additional charges by the NBL Tribunal before 24 March 2013.
Hopefully someone's given Madgen a semi-formal warning too. Thought his action was unnecessary in trying to provoke a reaction.

Then again, same goes for Tovey after last game and I doubt anything came of that.

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Accordingly, the NBL has today issued the following fines:

- Sydney's Ian Crosswhite and Melbourne’s Lucas Walker have each been fined $500 for unnecessarily joining in an on-court scuffle;

- Sydney’s Ben Madgen has been fined $500 for unacceptable contact to Melbourne Tigers player Seth Scott;

- Melbourne Tigers court announcer Wayne Peterson has received a $500 fine for breaching the NBL’s rules during the incident regarding acceptable behaviour from a court announcer. This fine has been suspended but will come into effect if the court announcing guidelines are breached again by Peterson; and

- Perth’s Brad Robbins has been fined $500 for unnecessarily joining in an on-court altercation.

The NBL has also issued the following warnings:

- Sydney’s Aaron Bruce has been formally warned for significantly exaggerating contact by Melbourne’s Chris Goulding in the third period of the game which led to an unsportsmanlike foul being assessed on Goulding; and

- Sydney head coach Shane Heal has been formally warned for leaving the designated bench area during the on-court scuffle for purposes other than those allowed under FIBA Rules.

Basketball Australia’s General Manager of Professional Leagues Chuck Harmison said players and officials must be held accountable for their actions during the on-court incident.

"The NBL has a strong reputation as a family-friendly sport, and the type of incidents that occurred on the weekend has the potential to damage that reputation," said Mr Harmison.

“We simply cannot allow the hot-headed actions of a few individuals to do that.

“We won’t tolerate players flopping in games, nor will we accept players being the 'second-man in’ once an altercation has started. We will also hold our coaches and officials accountable under the rules of the game.

“The NBL has a responsibility as the role model for domestic basketball in Australia and we won’t tolerate actions in our matches that would be unacceptable for the hundreds of thousands of juniors playing the sport in our country.”

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Fair enough. Chuck is right. its a great family game and we dont want to become like soccer with flops and acting. i feel a guy who starts things which Madgen did deserves the same punishment that happens to the retaliator. i know you all will disagree but nothing would have happened if Madgen didnt purposely run into scott which i think is a real whimpy thing to do.

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From what I remember seeing on tv, didn't Anstey leave the bench as well and go onto the court?

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He is allowed to leave the bench area in order to assist the referees.

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yup as long as he is assisting the refs in restoring order amongst his players he is allowed

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So Seth Scott has been fined $500, ejected from the game and a further $500 fine and a one game penalty has been suspended and will only come into effect if Scott is found guilty of any additional charges by the NBL Tribunal before 24 March 2013. For hitting Madgen (the instigator) with an open hand. yet the instigator Madgen get a $500 fine.
yeap that sounds right lol

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I still can't see why all the whiny little girls are complaining about the little bump that Madgen gave Scott... A reasonable person could have just shoved him back and then he wouldn't have gotten sent off... The fact that Scott is a hot head (as proven in at least one previous game) and was spoiling for a fight, was what made him react the way he did and what got him ejected and the suspended game...

Meanwhile, Robbins apparently did something wrong, but a certain POTW wasn't even warned for HIS actions, which were a lot more aggressive than anything in the Kings/Tigers game...

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Have to ask.....what did Tigers court announcer Wayne Peterson do to cop a suspended $500 fine?

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More like what didn't he do or hasn't done. Arguably he should've been kicked out of the league a long time ago.

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Years ago

Wookiee, Johnson picked up a foul for his efforts, potentially very costly in such a close game. Neither Robbins or Madgen were called for any penalty at the time. Maybe that's the difference.

Madgen unnecessarily, physically provoked Scott and Robbins rushed in to a little stoush that wasn't his.

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Isaac, is it worth arguing with someone that thinks a push is more aggressive then a hit to the head?

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Wookiee's alright. Might come around.

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