Bucks’ O.J. Mayo fined $25K for ‘aggressively pursuing’ referee
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been fined $25,000 for “aggressively pursuing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner” after he was ejected Saturday, the NBA announced Monday.
Mayo was tossed from the Milwaukee’s 95–85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves after being assessed a second technical foul with 4:08 remaining in the first quarter.
After Mayo was told to leave the court, he had to be restrained by teammates and coaches as he attempted to chase down one of the referees.
Mayo addressed his actions after the game, saying that he has been upset with a perceived lack of calls against Bucks opponents, but that he made a “poor decision” and disrespected the game.
Mayo is averaging 10.0 points and 3.0 assists in 27.9 minutes this season.