Rudy Gobert To Not Be Fined By NBA For Behaviour Prior To Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, will not face any kind of disciplinary action for his behaviour prior to the test.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, will not face any kind of disciplinary action for his behaviour prior to the test. While many fans wanted Rudy Gobert either fined or suspended, the league will not take action against the player. The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season after announcing that one unnamed player was tested positive for coronavirus. 

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Rudy Gobert coronavirus: Rudy Gobert will not be fined by the NBA

The NBA first announced it's suspension and later confirmed that the player was Rudy Gobert. As per reports, Gobert's results came in minutes before the tip-off on Wednesday. Jazz players were held back at the arena to be tested, while Thunder players were sent back.

Every other team the Jazz played for the past ten days were asked to self-quarantine. Even the reporters accompanying the Jazz were stopped at the arena. A few days ago, Rudy Gobert was seen touching all the reporter's mics as a joke, which resulted in the player getting called out on social media after he tested positive for Coronavirus.

Gobert apologized for his careless behaviour on Instagram while thanking everyone for their support. A day later the NBA stood cancelled and Jazz's Donovan Mitchell became the second NBA player to test positive. 

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Donovan Mitchell coronavirus update

Rudy Gobert coronavirus update: Gobert joked about the coronavirus

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Rudy Gobert coronavirus: Rudy Gobert's apology

Rudy Gobert's apology started with a 'thank you' note to everyone who supported him after the news was announced, and revealed that he was scared, anxious and embarrassed. He apologised for encouraging people who were in contact with him as he knows he was careless about the situation. He also assured everyone that he is being treated under extreme care and will recover from the virus. 

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