Expensive plan: Hood fined $35K for cell slap
Posted by Associated Press on 12th January 2018

This post was originally published on ESPN NEWS

FavoriteLoadingAdd to Favorites
Hood slaps fans phone after getting ejected (0:37)

Rodney Hood gets tossed after his second technical foul and slaps the phone out of a fans hand and walks off. (0:37)

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for slapping a phone out of a fan’s hand while exiting the court during Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, it was announced Friday.

After picking up his second technical foul during the 107-104 victory, the Jazz reserve knocked the cellphone out of the hand of a fan sitting courtside at Capital One Arena in Washington.

The fan appeared to be taking a photo or video of the 6-foot-8 guard’s exit from the court.

Hood becomes the fourth player to be fined this season for interactions with a fan. DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers each were fined $25,000 for separate incidents by NBA exective vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.