Bogut May Face Disciplinary Action For Gesture

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 8:09 pm
By: News On 6

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut may face disciplinary action from the NBA after making an obscene gesture toward the crowd near the end of Milwaukee's 108-93 loss to Toronto Monday night.

Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, was ejected after committing a flagrant foul against Toronto's Chris Bosh with 49 seconds remaining.

Milwaukee television station WTMJ showed video footage of Bogut making a gesture toward the grandstands as he left the court. Bogut did not talk to reporters after the game.

"We're aware of it," NBA Vice President of Basketball Communications Tim Frank said Tuesday. "We're reviewing it."

In January, the league fined Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith $25,000 for making an obscene gesture to the crowd after being ejected from a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Smith raised both middle fingers as he was about halfway through the tunnel, apparently reacting to two technical fouls and being heckled by fans