GLEN “BIG BABY”” DAVIS
How in the hell are the Boston Celtics having “financial difficulty?”
Yahoo! Sports has an online story today that says the Boston Celtics are going after forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis in an attempt to get back some of the free agent money they paid the portly power forward this offseason. Davis broke his thumb in a fight over the weekend. The Boston Fox TV affiliate says a suspension of Davis “likely” according to the Celtics. The Yahoo! article also states that one of the motivations for the Celtics wanting their money back is that owner Wyc Grousbeck is having “financial difficulties.” Says Yahoo!:
“Wyc has been on the warpath for two days over this,” a league source told Yahoo! Sports. “They want to get money back from him.”
The team has been hurting financially, the source said, and Grousbeck sees this as an opportunity to recoup some of Davis’ salary.”
Davis was involved in a fist fight with a friend and former high school teammate Saturday night/Sunday morning. Davis punched Shawn Bridgewater in the face, breaking his thumb in the process. The two got into the brawl while they were driving. Davis says he was simply defending himself from a drunken Bridgewater who was hitting on his girlfriend. A police report seems to back up Davis’ version of the events and states that Davis himself was not “intoxicated.”
Davis is probably telling the truth and must be at least partially innocent since HE approached the media to get the facts of the incident out. Meanwhile, a reporter from the Boston Herald actually witnessed Bridgewater and Davis getting out of his car after the incident. Both men were bloodied and Bridgewater reportedly had a bloody nose and a “fat lip.”
Davis had surgery on his broken thumb and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.