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Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

Posted on: January 5, 2011 3:28 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2011 3:28 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Following the Gilbert-Javaris Crittenton showdown in 2009 over a card game, a lot of teams saw the writing on the wall and banned gambling on team charters. The Grizzlies evidently did not.

This reared its ugly head in a fight between O.J. Mayo and Tony Allen last Sunday on the team plane as first reported by our Gary Parrish.

So naturally, the Grizzlies got the message it looks like. ESPN.com reported the team was considering banning gambling on flights and Rudy Gay said on Jim Rome's radio show that the team in fact did put a stop to gambling on the plane.

The league is not going to mandate the action and apparently will not take action against the players, keeping this an internal team matter. The Grizzlies already put out a press release following the incident saying the issue was closed.

The Grizzlies will get on a flight for the next time Friday as they head to Oklahoma City for a game Saturday. It doesn't sound like anyone will be playing any Boo-Ray on that charter which hopefully means nobody will be punching anyone in the face either.
Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

wheel of fortune is my favorite show..the category people who annoy you is classic..answer is now grizzlies..same as before



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

Tony needs to work on his jay rather then fighting people.....They get payed so much money and some NBA players game never change doesn't make any since.....THATS ALL YOU DO IS PLAY BALL WHY CAN't YOUR SHOOT GET ANY BETTER



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

Ok, so Tony Allen can fight, too bad he can't make a wide open layup.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

it is what it is..noone needs to say the word




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Grizzlies ban gambling on team flights

No different than children getting a toy taken away because they couldn't get along.

Dummies.


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