Although I think a suspension was probably the more appropriate punishment, Kobe Bryant was ordered by the NBA to pay a fine of $100K for his use of the word f****t during an NBA game two nights ago. Bryant had received a technical foul and the cameras caught him saying the word to the referee who called the technical on him.
I waited until today to write about it to see what the punishment was. To all of us, it is a tremendous amount of money. Even for someone with his wallet, the fine is a hefty sting, but a one game suspension would have cost him way more money. Yes, he apologized which was great, but the fact he has the word in his vocabulary and so easily can use it is pretty disturbing. Of course he has not exactly always shown great character so it is not out of the norm.