Rodney Hood Fined $35,000 for Slapping Fan's Cellphone Away After Ejection

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2018

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 7: Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz dribbles the ball during the game against the Miami Heat on January 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood received a $35,000 fine from the NBA on Friday for slapping a cellphone out of a fan's hand after getting ejected from Wednesday's 107-104 road victory over the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.

Chris Haynes of ESPN passed along word of the league's punishment.

Here's a look at the moment that led to the fine:

Hood was not available to comment on the situation after the contest, per Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.

It marked the second ejection of the 25-year-old Duke product's NBA career. The other early exit came during the 2015-16 season.

The Mississippi native is averaging 16.5 points—second on the Jazz behind Donovan Mitchell—to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists through 32 appearances this season.

Since he didn't receive a suspension, Hood is eligible to play Friday night when Utah visits the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center.

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