In two weeks, the Memphis Grizzlies will retire the first jersey amount in franchise historic previous when Zach Randolph’s No. 50 goes into the rafters when Memphis performs host to the Houston Rockets on December 11. Changing into a member of Randolph will in the end be Tony Allen, who was set to have his No. 9 retired in late January in a recreation in opposition to the Jazz, nevertheless that ceremony has been postponed.
Allen launched the postponement in a video by means of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, saying he requested the group to push it once more to subsequent season due to the continuing case in opposition to him for allegedly defrauding the league’s properly being and welfare revenue plan.
Allen is one among 18 former players who was arrested once more in October for collaborating in an alleged scheme to file false claims for medical and dental payments, with Terrence Williams as a result of the plain ringleader, taking a reduce from the alternative players — which is in the end what led to them being found when there was dissension about paying Williams said reduce. Allen pleaded not accountable to bills and was launched on $500,000 bond, and per the indictment had paid once more all nevertheless $70,000 of the $420,075 he had allegedly filed in fraudulent claims.
All knowledgeable, it’s most probably best for Allen and the Grizzlies to position off his jersey retirement until the case is put behind him so the celebration can go on with out it lingering over the proceedings.
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