win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: Anthony Simonsen on Behavioral Probation?  (Read 5705 times)

DP3

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6084
Anthony Simonsen on Behavioral Probation?
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:16:21 AM »
A developing story from the tour that I haven't seen many people talking about is the "Behavioral Probation" for Anthony Simonsen after his latest incident at the U.S. Open. There's already been a few instances this year of him punching/kicking ball returns and center equipment.

This week during matchplay he forcefully pulled on the scoring keypad unit until it bent the metal pole that it was on. Resulting in the scoring unit now facing upside down and backwards. There is a picture floating around on Facebook.

There was a report that when confronted by center management about this, he (allegedly) apologized and gave them a credit card to "charge him whatever it is to fix it".

A former touring pro stated that "If Simonsen even touches another ball return or center equipment in a forceful manner, there will be an immediate 6 month suspension."


Oof.

 

Gene J Kanak

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2963
Re: Anthony Simonsen on Behavioral Probation?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2020, 01:54:51 PM »
We all have our good moments and our bad moments. In our bad ones, just about all of us have said and/or done something we wish we hadn't. The key here is whether or not we realize that we're in the wrong and take steps to make sure we avoid repeating the behavior. From the sound of things, Simonsen has had more than just the scoring unit incident. If that is indeed true, then he needs to face discipline now, or, as has been stated, he needs it swiftly and harshly if something else happens. To allow behavior like that to go on without consequences is enabling said behavior. Obviously, Simonsen has a world of talent, but if you can't conduct yourself in a professional manner, you don't deserve to be out there representing the PBA. It's as simple as that.