By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Using the right of appealing the initial decision of Euroleague Basketball, Milos Teodosic and Virtus Segafredo Bologna saw the two-game suspension reduced to a one-game suspension attached with a €15,000 fine.
Per the press release: “The Appeals Judge of Euroleague Basketball has partially upheld the appeal submitted by Virtus Segafredo Bologna and Milos Teodosic.
As a consequence, the sanction of 30 November 2022 by the Disciplinary Judge, imposing the disqualification for two games of Milos Teodosic, is substituted by a disqualification of one game and a fine of €15,000.”
The initial suspension derived from ‘insulting and offensive acts representing lack of respect toward the officiating crew,’ which led to him being tossed late in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 10 matchup versus Anadolu Efes.
Teodosic, 35, already served the one-game suspension sitting out the Round 11 fixture opposite Crvena Zvezda mts held last Friday. Therefore, he is eligible to return to action in Round 12 with his side meeting Olympiacos at SEF, Peace and Friendship Stadium, Friday evening.
Resurfacing in Europe’s premier club continental competition following a five-year break spread between the NBA and the 7DAYS EuroCup, he logged 8.6 points, 4.3 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks per contest. The team coached by Sergio Scariolo currently sits at 4-7, a couple of wins outside the Playoffs zone. Producing 5.5 points and 9.5 assists per game over two appearances in Italy’s LBA Serie A helped the Bologna outfit march to a 9-0 start at the domestic level.
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