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Ben Simmons Has Filed A Grievance To Recover The $20 Million The Sixers Took From Him In Fines

Ben Simmons Has Filed A Grievance To Recover The $20 Million The Sixers Took From Him In Fines

Ben Simmons may be out of the Philadelphia 76ers, but his saga with the team has started a new chapter. The now Brooklyn Nets star lost several million in fines due to his inability to play and the fact that the Sixers couldn't get much information about his mental health and his process to manage his issues. 

This situation led the front office to fine the player several times, with Simmons losing about $20 million in the process. After he was traded to the Nets last month, the Australian point guard decided to file a grievance to recoup all the money his former team took from him during the months he was unable to play with them.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne, and Bobby Marks of ESPN, Simmons filed the grievance this week, as he attempts to get back his money. The grievance was shared with the Sixers, the league, and the NBPA, which is supporting the point guard in this process. 

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance to challenge the nearly $20 million of salary withheld to him by the Philadelphia 76ers this season. 

The grievance – which will now go to an arbitration process – was shared with the team, NBA and National Basketball Players Association late this week, sources tell ESPN. The NBPA is supporting Simmons in the attempt to reclaim his salary.

The Simmons-Sixers divorce wasn't pleasant and fans in Philadelphia took their hate for Simmons to the next level. With the most recent developments of his case, things will get worse for him, but it's not like Ben is too worried about that at this point. As Woj said, the grievance will go to an arbitration process. This will decide the outcome of this litigation and the future of Simmons' money.