Magic fine Glen Davis for late-night incident at Orlando budget hotel
The Magic announced Wednesday that Glen “Big Baby” Davis has been fined an “undisclosed amount” of money for his involvement in a late-night incident at an Orlando hotel on Saturday.
“We will not tolerate or condone this type of behavior,” Magic GM Rob Hennigan. “As we have stated repeatedly, when a player puts on an Orlando Magic uniform, he is representing something much greater than himself. We expect our players to uphold a certain standard of conduct and character at all times.”
This isn’t the first time Davis has been disciplined during his Orlando tenure. Davis was fined $35,000 by the NBA in March 2012 when he flipped the bird to fans in Toronto during a Magic win over the Raptors. In February 2012, he was suspended by the Magic for two games after an outburst at a team shootaround.
The Magic forward took to Twitter Tuesday to express his regret for throwing an Orlando Travelodge’s computer keyboard during a late-night meltdown over the weekend. TMZ Sports.com reports that Davis was upset because the hotel had no vacancies. Police were reportedly called to the scene but Davis wasn’t charged for his outburst.
“In regards to the incident that occurred on Friday night, I want to sincerely apologize for my actions,” Davis wrote on his @iambigbaby11 Twitter account. “There is no excuse for what I did. I was obviously wrong and I take full responsibility. I apologize to the Magic, my fans and the city of Orlando.”
In hotel security camera footage of the incident, obtained by TMZ Sports, Davis can be seen putting his head down on the counter in frustration, reaching over the counter to grab a keyboard, throwing the keyboard, and stomping out of the lobby.
The 4 a.m. outburst occurred hours after the Celtics defeated the Magic 91-89 at the Amway Center. Boston traded Davis to Orlando in 2011.
Davis, 27, is on the books for $6.4 million this season and has career earnings in excess of $20 million. One night at an Orlando Travelodge starts at $59, according to the discount hotel chain’s website.
The six-year veteran appeared in just 34 games last season due to a broken bone in his foot. He is out indefinitely.