Hood is fined $35,000 for slapping a cell phone out of a fan’s hand
Published 1:29 PM, January 13, 2018
Updated 1:29 PM, January 13, 2018
JAZZED UP. Rodney Hood wasn’t in the mood for being filmed after being ejected. Screenshot from YouTube
NEW YORK, USA – Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Friday, January 12 for slapping a cell phone out of a spectator’s hand while exiting the court after being ejected Wednesday.
The incident took place at Washington after Hood was ejected for his second technical foul of the game with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter of Utah’s 107-104 victory over the Washington Wizards.
As Hood was walking past a fan seated in the front row, he reached out his right hand and smacked a cell phone out of the man’s right hand.
Hood is averaging 16.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Jazz, who at 17-24 are 10th in the Western Conference, 3 1/2 games behind New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff position.