|Bodog.com offered today to cover any fines Allen Iverson receives for violating the NBA's dress code this season. The online gaming and entertainment giant also plans to extend similar offers to all NBA players.|
Even if Iverson pays his own fines, Bodog.com Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre will match any of the fines levied to the Philadelphia 76ers' superstar in the form of donations to Iverson's Crossover Foundation, which supports underprivileged youth in the inner city.
'I can understand the frustration felt by the many basketball players who feel that they have been forced to conform with the league's new dress code,' says Ayre. 'Iverson and other NBA players have suggested that they will not abide by the league's dress code, and Bodog.com will offer to reimburse any fines levied, and match the payment with a donation to each player's charity of choice.'
This Season new regulations mean that basketball pros will be expected to wear business-casual attire whenever they participate in team or league activities, including arriving at games, leaving games, conducting interviews and making promotional appearances. Teams and players will be subject to fines for violating the dress code.