Mike Bryan fined 10 grand for bumping official

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    anyone have more details? a link to footage?


    http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2011/09/12/serena-williams-wont-face-a-suspension/
     
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  2. r2473

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    Mike Bryan threatened an official.

    He should be banned from competition. Ridiculously low fine. Like this means anything to a guy like this.

    We need to draw the line somewhere. He and his entire family are an embarrassment to tennis. Disgraceful behavior.
     
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  3. Gorecki

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    i dont remember seing the bryans parents insult their opponents on twitter...

    sarcasm fail...
     
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  4. AM95

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    this thread isnt good without footage.
     
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  5. r2473

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    Bryans parents were fawning over Deliciano Lopez if my memory is correct. Disgraceful.
     
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  6. r2473

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    Actually, Mike can still appeal, so nothing concrete is being said until that process is over.
     
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  7. ollinger

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    Newsday (Long Island newspaper) reports the $10,000 fine to Bryan is the largest on-site fine that can be assessed. Newsday also notes that tournament officials didn't feel Serena's behavior merited a major fine as she used no profane language and there was no physical contact.
     
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  8. SLD76

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    logic fail

    making physical contact<ranting without swearing at official, according to you.

    at least admit you cannot be objective regarding Serena.
     
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  9. dcdoorknob

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    Seriously though, it makes complete sense to me that physical contact is regarded as being more severe than mere words.
     
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  10. SLD76

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    Mike Bryan should be arrested!!! The Umpire should have pressed charges!!!

    Clearly Mike is a dangerous, potentially murderous sociopath1!!!!

    Oh wait...he's a tennis player.

    nvrmind, fine him and move on.
     
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  11. pound cat

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    Just like legal judgments...it's all in wno you are, and Serena is big bucks to the WTA,
     
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  12. Cup8489

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    you can be fined for lobbing at an official? what does that even mean?
     
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  13. Tomxc

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    Lobbing a ball at an official, perhaps with intent of hitting them with the ball?
     
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  14. ollinger

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    It means tossing or hitting a ball in the direction of the official.
     
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  15. Tammo

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    Wow, the Americans are really taking tennis down a notch.

    Serena (twice)
    Roddick's various rants
    Fish calling Tsonga a "dumb @$$"
    now B. Bryan

    Who's coming next?
     
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  16. Ronaldo

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    It was a Cannonball
     
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  17. r2473

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    And all of this on 9/11.........in front of the children.
     
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  18. mellowyellow

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    This just in, fine reduced as Mike Bryan is a close friend of Serena's. The USTA will release a statement of apology for the oversite of their friendship, and impropoper delegation of fine.
     
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    anything to bring the focus back to serena I guess? rofl.
     
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  20. SLD76

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    Bob Bryan is a disgrace to twins.
     
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    /OP comes out from under the bridge again! =P
     
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  22. SLD76

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    Ummm...Im not the OP.
     
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  23. Ben Hadd

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    I wasn't talking about you. It wasn't meant as an insult.
     
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  24. SLD76

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    My bad, I admit I wasnt sure what you meant or where you were going with what you said.
     
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  25. Ben Hadd

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    Just saying it was a troll thread. But who doesn't like a really good troll thread sometimes? Props to the Original p0ster.
     
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    how is it trolling if its the truth? we need some perspective around here.
     
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  27. Ben Hadd

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    I'm not saying perspective isn't often based on fabrication, I'm saying the truth is based on facts. Where are the facts? Some chubs blog? I am also saying trolling is based on smiles.
     
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  28. SLD76

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    fair enough.
     
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    There's no excuse for that behavior. Don't care who it is!
     
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  30. quest01

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    Whatever Mike Bryan did to get fined that amount is fine because he and his brother are better athletes and more compassionate individuals then Serena will ever be. Bryan shouldn't have been fined, what he did was minor compared to what Serena did, look we are talking about the differences between Serena and the Bryan Brothers, that's a huge difference. The Bryan Brothers have contributed so much more to the United States then Serena. I mean Serena berated an umpire which is illegal under the US constitution and what Bryan did was practically nothing and he received a higher fine, that doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
     
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    I don't really understand what you're saying here, but there are some media reports about Bryan's fine if you look. Here's one:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/12/sports/la-sp-serena-williams-20110913

     
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    Are the Americans all just so spoiled that they have to act this way when things dont go exactly their way? Roddick seems to do somehting like this every dang match now.
     
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  33. Service Ace

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    Are people really comparing a physical altercation to verbal abuse? Easy to pick out the career trolls in this thread.
     
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    This made me lol hard.:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I guess Mike only knows how to put away lobs, and not hit lob shots.
     
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    A lot of anti-Americanism in this thread!
     
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    Compassion led Serena to build schools in Africa.
     
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    Reading fail

    i was talking about the "ban the parents part" that some posters mentioned regarding Oracene and RIchard.

    and you are right... i cant be objective about Serena. thanks for helping me out here mr. Internet psychologist.
     
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  39. vive le beau jeu !

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    maybe he thought it was bob ?
    (*chest*bump ?...)
     
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  41. Ben Hadd

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    There is nothing on the subject other than that. Doesn't list the offense. Some guys blogs say different things about it, from a bump to just placing his hand on an official. It's hard to make a justified decision without knowing any of the facts, and that is what seems to be missing. I've looked. If you would like to entertain us with evidence of what happened, it would be delighting.
     
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    America is a disgrace to tennis. What's tennis? That sport with the old bald guy at #1? What's his name? Pete Sampras? He's American, right? Oh well, back to the PATRIOTS GAME YEAHHRHAQRHAHR@
     
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    I don't understand that logic. To me threatening an official (don't look at me or else...) is worse than just swearing or cursing. It should be:
    - foul language: mild punishment
    - verbal threat (whatever language is used): worse
    - physical threat: the worst.
     
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