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Florida judge scolds ex-NBA star Ray Allen for skipping jury duty

Allen ordered to pay a fine by judge
Ray Allen Jury Duty
Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 16:30:26-04

MIAMI (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen got scolded by a federal judge and ordered to donate $1,000 to charity for failing to show up at a trial after being selected as a juror.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke told the 46-year-old Allen during a hearing Wednesday that he had disrespected the court.

He had been selected to serve as a juror in a fatal carjacking trial but did not appear, even after Cooke delayed the trial for a day so he could attend the jersey retirement ceremony of former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett.

Allen's lawyer said his client is sorry for the misunderstanding.