Davidson guilty of tripping, fined $1,500
DAVIDSON FOUND GUILTY OF TRIPPING, FINED BY NBL TRIBUNALMadgen himself was fined $1,000 for the infamous chair shove. Seth Scott copped a suspended $500 fine for admitting to striking Madgen in the head!
Wollongong Hawks big man Larry Davidson has been found guilty of tripping at his National Basketball League Tribunal hearing and has been fined $1500.
Davidson pleaded not guilty to the charge of tripping Sydney Kings player Ben Madgen in an incident late in the second quarter of the Hawks 81-74 win over Sydney in Round 23.
In his statement to the Tribunal, Davidson said he saw the leg of the Madgen and attempted to deflect any contact to him.
The Tribunal did not accept the explanation given by Davidson and formed the view that the player grabbed the lower leg and foot of the Madgen which tripped the player who subsequently fell.
The report was laid by the match officials and under NBL Rules, all reports by match officials are automatically referred to the NBL Tribunal.
CLICK HERE (Mod: PDF.) for full findings of the NBL Tribunal.
Scott escaped with a suspended $500 fine and a one-game penalty that will only come into effect if he is found guilty of any additional charges before March 24.I'm imagining a money wheel in the NBL office used to decide penalties...
Edit: Nat from And The Foul has some footage of the incident, though it's pretty difficult to make a call either way.