Ben Simmons was suspended for one game earlier today for conduct detrimental to the team. The club will also make Simmons feel it in his pocketbook.

The 76ers told ESPN sources that they have fined the 25-year-old Philly point guard $1.4 million. The network’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Twitter this afternoon.

“ESPN Sources: The 76ers have fined Ben Simmons $1.4M for his absence from four preseason games (360K each) and levied numerous team fines for missed practices, on-court workouts and meetings. He hasn’t earned any money since returning to the team on October 11.”

Simmons’ suspension came shortly after Sixers coach Doc Rivers became tired of his player’s refusal to participate in practice. He was hit with the suspension shortly after the incident, and now the fine.

The fine is separate from the incident which sparked the suspension. Simmons is being fined $360,000 for each of four preseason Philadelphia games he missed. He’s also been absent from practice, meetings, and workouts.

It sounds like the once-promising first overall pick is starting to spiral. Hopefully Simmons can get his head on straight before he becomes even more of a problem to his team, like Kyrie Irving.

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Michael Perry

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