The Sacramento Kings have reacted to DeMarcus Cousins’ disagreements with the media by fining the star player.
As reported by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, the Kings have imposed a “substantial fine” on Cousins. A source who was knowledgeable about the fine but not authorized to speak publicly told The Bee it was $50,000.
The fine comes after recent confrontations with the media, including one with a Sacramento Bee columnist in the locker room.
The Kings’ statement:
“The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our entire organization. As a result of negative interactions with certain members of the media that were not corrected after verbal warnings, we have decided to impose a substantial fine. If this behavior is repeated again we will be forced to consider further discipline.”