Doug Collins Was Fined For Calling A Referee An “Asshole”

Kyle Scott - April 24, 2012

A little late to this, but I’m assuming that you aren’t trolling the Internet for Sixers stories (or watching their descent into mediocrity on a nightly basis).  

Doug Collins was fined $15,000 yesterday for this, calling a referee an "asshole" on Saturday night:

He apologized [via]

"I don't ever want to get fined. I've been in the NBA for 40 years," Collins said. "It was sort of a buildup over a few things. It wasn't one thing, it was sort of a buildup. It was an emotional game, and we were able to win the game and stuff. I didn't leave the court in a timely fashion, and I should have been fined. The league did what they should have done, and I apologized."


Your day may now continue without incident.


  • @DXFlyers April 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    That will make for a nice sound bite. lol

  • Chirp April 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Who’s Doug Collins?

  • Beez Nutz April 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Would’ve been better if he was talking to Iggy
    Doug, Lou, Thad and The Old Chevy are the only ones who care still.
    Beez Nutz

  • ThePhillyFlash April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    $15,000 for an insult? Are you serious? I’ll bet Ron Artest didn’t get that much for elbowing James Harden in the head the other day.

  • Brad April 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    how do all these far less important stories keep getting posted and yet there is nothing on the retirement of the greatest eagle of our generation?

  • evaporationboy April 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Eagle? We’re talking sports, not wild animals.

  • ThePhillyFlash April 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Eagles aren’t animals, evaporationboy, they’re birds. Quite a substantial difference.

  • evaporationboy April 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Birds are animals. Not so substantial.

  • ThePhillyFlash April 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Ahh! But spiders AREN’T insects! Another substantial difference.

  • evaporationboy April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Actually, that would be the first substantial difference you’ve mentioned, however random it may be.

  • ThePhillyFlash April 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    And I thank you for the compliment. Much obliged.

  • Dan April 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    @ThePhillyFlash are you serious? birds aren’t animals? might want to brush up on your phylogeny since that 1st grade refresher course.

  • Rhea Hughes April 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Who are these…..Sixers?

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