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Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

Posted on: October 11, 2010 6:55 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2010 7:03 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Sometimes, people just don't know when to shut up. And when a penalty of $25,000 isn't enough, that must mean you're probably a professional athlete losing another $50,000 isn't a big deal.

And that's what happened to Blazers' guard Rudy Fernandez late Monday as he was tagged with another fine making him a total of $75,000 lighter in the wallet.

Officially, Fernandez was fined the $50,000 for comments "detrimental to the league." Fernandez wasn't the one making them this time, but instead his representation Gerard Darnes who on Oct. 6 made some pretty clear comments about wanting Rudy out of Portland. Darnes was speaking to a Portland radio station about Fernandez and his situation, specifically addressing a newspaper article from The Oregonian they didn't like. During the conversation, Darnes said this:
"You cannot blame him for having the desire to be somewhere else. He has a contract, he's honoring the contract. He's here and playing. He has been very respectful to the fans. That's why he said that on Media Day also. He loves this community. Portland has treated him so well. He thanks the whole organization and the community. He's not saying, 'I don't want to practice.' He's practicing, playing, he's listening to the people cheer him ... Rudy wishes to go home. His personal situation got worse. This change of mind has been produced in four months. His personal situation has been getting worse. There are things that I cannot say publicly, personal situations, that have been getting worse."
When asked why Rudy wanted to go home, Darnes said, "There's friends, there's family, he's a shy guy. He's special." Special enough to pay $50,000 on your behalf, Gerard.

Fernandez's first comments that he was fined for came back on Aug. 19, but thus far, he's doing his job in the preseason for the Blazers. He's played well and hasn't said anything himself publically since August.

Obviously Fernandez still desperately wants out. This might not be the last fine the NBA has to lay down on Team Fernandez. The amount Fernandez has shelled out isn't a massive amount to him yet, but you can be sure if it happens again, the NBA will up the ante again. And at that point, Fernandez might start getting the message.

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:18 pm

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

Is he asking to go back to Europe or is he asking to be on the East Coast in New York, New Jersey, etc?  It just seems to flip flop back a forth for the past few months in location, whether it is Rudy, his agent, his un-named sources, etc...

If he wants to go back to Europe, why not allow the buyout at $1 dollar on his contract to the Trail Blazers.

If he wants to go East Coast, it is still halfway around the world and what it the real difference in time between the East and West coast when Europeans are concerned.

I had a short time frame in London for a few years and I will tell you that East/West/North/South was still a lighttime away from GST and I had to tape delay alot of games during those years.

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 1:53 pm

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

Ginobili is from Argentina, which is in South America. Not Spain, which is in Europe. They are pretty far apart. Gets your facts straight and learn simple punctuation before you post so you don't look like an idiot.

Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 12:58 pm

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

What am I missing here?  I thought this was going be Stefan Marbury/Latrell Sprewell/Terrell Owens/Sean Avery like crazy talk, but this is nothing.  The NBA must really have it in for this guy.  

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 12:36 pm

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000


If Rudy wants to go home, GO HOME.


Going home isn't the problem, he WANTS TO GET PAID. THAT'S THE PROBLEM...

..and he SHOULD go home...where is  SPECIAL...since he ISN'T in the NBA.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 8:57 am

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

This makes perfect sense.

How dare Fernandez threaten Stern like that. Call the NBA a joke, and David Stern a crook and a swindler. He deserves whatever fine the league throws at him........   wait whats that? All he said was he wants to go back to Europe? Oh....... perhaps he should have said that other stuff.... because STERN IS A CROOK! That guy should be running the country of China, not the NBA.

Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:52 am

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

totally agree hemingwayssliver, i dont see any comments that seem to be detrimental to the league or the team, just a guy whose home sick. How can you fault a guy for wanted to return home just because of his friends, family and "personal reasons". Aint lik hes complaining about his contract or not gettin enough playing time.

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 5:56 am
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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:58 am

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

Rudy isnt needed there are many other Manus in Spain..lets please ship this whiner back where he belongs..and next time you think of coming in the US of A to play Rudy..DONT! Thanks goodbye have a nice!

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:56 am

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

UGH hate when my posts dont come up..sorry if this comes up more than once.. yea Rudy Fernandez has to realize he aint no darn Manu so he cant demand a darn thing..he's an average player at best..we dont need you go back to sure there are many other young Manus over there who wanna play here.

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:53 am

Rudy Fernandez is fined again, this time $50,000

Seriously Rudy Fernandez needs to just shut the hell up..until he can becomes a Manu Ginobili he cant demand a darn trade..he isnt a big enough a matter of fact..he is a average player at best..just go back sure Sterny can find a new suitable replacement from spain there are way more who are better than you.

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