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120. McEnroe was fined $10,000 and suspended for two months for violations at the US Open.
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 06:24 PM by City Lights
McEnroe Suspended, Fined

September 25, 1987

NEW YORK John McEnroe's appeal was denied today and he has been suspended for two months and fined $10,000 for violating provisions of the Code of Conduct governing tournaments sanctioned by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council, the group announced.

The suspension, which begins Monday and ends Nov. 27, resulted from his accumulation of fines exceeding $7,500 for the second time this year after McEnroe was fined $7,850 for four violations at the U.S. Open championships this month.

He was disqualified from the Australian Open in January of 1990.

January 21, 1990
John McEnroe disqualified from the Australian Open

On January 21, 1990, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, American tennis player John McEnroe becomes the first player since 1963 to be disqualified from a Grand Slam tournament for misconduct.

He was also fined for an outburst at Wimbeldon in 1991.


Of course, the road to the finals was full of confrontations. In his first match, there was his infamous blowup when McEnroe verbally blasted umpire Ted James, calling him "the pits of the world," and then cursed tournament referee Fred Hoyles. He was fined $1,500. The Fleet Street journalists savagely ripped him.

Another source indicates he was fined $17,500 in 1987.


In 1987, McEnroe didn't win a title for the first time since turning pro. He took a seven-month break from the game following the U.S. Open, where he was suspended for two months and fined $17,500 for misconduct and verbal abuse.

Where's the double-standard again?

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  -Double Standard for Serena Williams (Important reading for all women and people of color) Nikki Stone1  Sep-17-09 06:55 PM   #0 
  - I don't think it's the same thing at all  rockymountaindem   Sep-17-09 06:59 PM   #1 
  - +1. Thank you. I watched both matches. The incidents are not comparable  DevonRex   Sep-17-09 07:16 PM   #9 
  - I wonder if the people complaining of racism and sexism downthread even saw what happened  rockymountaindem   Sep-17-09 07:34 PM   #17 
  - nasty threw a shoe at a ref  Mosby   Sep-17-09 07:57 PM   #22 
  - That's not true at all...he was disqualified...stop making things up  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 02:06 PM   #91 
     - was he fined 10 grand?  Mosby   Sep-18-09 03:22 PM   #100 
        - McEnroe was fined $10,000 and suspended for two months for violations at the US Open.  City Lights   Sep-18-09 06:01 PM   #120 
  - Some aren't even interested where right & wrong lie.  burning rain   Sep-17-09 10:13 PM   #57 
     - LOL as you yourself are also doing.  Solomon   Sep-18-09 01:00 PM   #75 
        - Ah yes, I'm an Asian woman....  burning rain   Sep-18-09 01:43 PM   #83 
  - I watched both matches. Agree with you.  emilyg   Sep-17-09 09:08 PM   #47 
  - It's sloppy reporting like this that makes me question every outlet.  redqueen   Sep-18-09 10:36 AM   #71 
  - i agree  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:55 PM   #35 
  - I thought she threatened to shove a ball down the judges throat..  TxRider   Sep-17-09 08:58 PM   #40 
  - I think the threat involved a different orifice, but it was something like that  slackmaster   Sep-18-09 03:58 PM   #114 
  - Exactly!  JimGinPA   Sep-18-09 01:07 PM   #78 
  - Serena threatened the lines woman Federer just bitched  krawhitham   Sep-18-09 06:41 PM   #121 
     - Notice how the OP posted and then, apparently, evaporated.  Beer on a stick   Sep-18-09 08:55 PM   #139 
  - As described, those two situations seem very different to me.  aikoaiko   Sep-17-09 07:04 PM   #2 
  - Serena also used the F word. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-17-09 07:05 PM   #4 
  - Roger said the word "shit." I saw it live and did not hear the F-word.  DevonRex   Sep-17-09 07:17 PM   #10 
  - Thank you, I assumed at least that was the same.  aikoaiko   Sep-17-09 07:43 PM   #20 
  - the call aga. serena was actually a shitty unfair call  pitohui   Sep-17-09 08:16 PM   #27 
  - Even if it was a bad call, quasi-physical threats are not appropriate.  aikoaiko   Sep-17-09 08:55 PM   #36 
  - oh please  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:56 PM   # 
  - Still not appropriate. Bad calls by sports officials are something a pro needs to deal with.  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 01:01 PM   #76 
  - What, they don't have a right to call a foot fault?  LisaM   Sep-18-09 03:41 PM   #102 
  - Especially big servers--  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 03:48 PM   #109 
     - Yep.  LisaM   Sep-18-09 03:48 PM   #110 
  - I thought her foot clearly touched the line.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-20-09 12:30 AM   #146 
  - yes  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:56 PM   #37 
  - Her outburst was unacceptable, but men get away with it. Sally Jenkins said something similar here  Captain Hilts   Sep-17-09 07:04 PM   #3 
  - No, they don't and Serena didn't foreit or get kicked out of the match...  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 03:04 PM   #98 
  - And now everyone will nitpick any little difference to justify the complete lack of Federer poutrage  BlooInBloo   Sep-17-09 07:05 PM   #5 
  - You must have a strange definition of "any little difference" (nt)  petronius   Sep-17-09 08:42 PM   #33 
  - Everyone on this board knows your game.  jesus_of_suburbia   Sep-18-09 08:52 PM   #137 
  - And now Bloo will make another empty, vapid, and cowardly post to justify his inability to think.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 09:08 PM   #140 
  - Thanks  malaise   Sep-17-09 07:06 PM   #6 
  - puhlease  BoneDaddy   Sep-17-09 07:09 PM   #7 
  - I think Serena's conduct was slightly more severe, but the article is correct about ...  dolphindance   Sep-17-09 07:11 PM   #8 
  - mcenroe was booed plenty.  Hannah Bell   Sep-18-09 08:01 PM   #130 
     - Yeah, but he was overseas. Serena got turned on by her own country. Shameful. (n/t)  dolphindance   Sep-18-09 08:34 PM   #134 
        - "plenty" = that wasn't the first or last time.  Hannah Bell   Sep-18-09 08:52 PM   #136 
  - Serena threatened a judge, which neither Federer or McEnroe did.  Xithras   Sep-17-09 07:21 PM   #11 
  - I thnk Serena is a TERRORIST.  BlooInBloo   Sep-17-09 07:29 PM   #15 
  - Dude...that's stupid even by your standards.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 10:15 AM   #68 
  - lol  Renew Deal   Sep-18-09 01:24 PM   #82 
  - Really? Have you read his posts?  jesus_of_suburbia   Sep-18-09 08:53 PM   #138 
  - Nah just a pretentious little rich girl with a bad temper.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-18-09 09:57 PM   #144 
  - exactly  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:58 PM   #39 
  - McEnroe never, ever threatened a judge? Really?? I find that hard to believe.  gbate   Sep-18-09 12:53 PM   #74 
     - No, never.  Xithras   Sep-18-09 01:48 PM   #84 
  - Black athletes are held to a different standard  Mosby   Sep-17-09 07:25 PM   #12 
  - Yup  ampad   Sep-17-09 07:30 PM   #16 
  - Really?  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-18-09 02:56 PM   #94 
  - You yourself refer to the Bucharest Buffoon as "Nasty."  Gwendolyn   Sep-17-09 08:07 PM   #24 
  - because that was his nickname - I didn't give it to him  Mosby   Sep-17-09 08:10 PM   #25 
     - Female tennis players are referred to by all kinds of names.  Gwendolyn   Sep-17-09 08:18 PM   #28 
        - I'm sure they are  Mosby   Sep-17-09 08:28 PM   #29 
           - bull  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:59 PM   #42 
           - To be honest, I laughed a little at the sight of the tiny lineswoman running away.  Gwendolyn   Sep-18-09 08:06 PM   #131 
  - BS yourself  paulsby   Sep-17-09 08:58 PM   #41 
  - no sense?  Aragorn   Sep-17-09 10:14 PM   #59 
  - Bullshit  DatManFromNawlins   Sep-18-09 10:26 AM   #69 
  - YES- I bet if Pete Rose was a *white* guy  Nye Bevan   Sep-18-09 01:59 PM   #89 
  - Tiger gets the shaft every week by the officials. It's cost him countless tournaments.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-20-09 12:32 AM   #147 
  - I think a man would have been treated the same. Joe Wilson was rebuked, for example  Indigent   Sep-17-09 07:28 PM   #13 
  - Boy do you have a lot  femrap   Sep-17-09 07:34 PM   #18 
  - Women aren't allowed to  femrap   Sep-17-09 07:29 PM   #14 
  - rubbish  paulsby   Sep-17-09 09:01 PM   #43 
  - Did you ever see mcenroe  femrap   Sep-17-09 10:23 PM   #60 
     - yes  paulsby   Sep-18-09 12:47 PM   #73 
     - Yes, and Billie Jean King, and Virginia Wade, and all the Virginia Slims tour pioneers.  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 01:09 PM   #79 
        - wrong, wrong and wrong...if you're such a big tennis fan you would know that Serena  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 02:45 PM   #93 
           - She SHOULD have been forfieted. I know what happened, I watched it.  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 03:47 PM   #106 
  - You may want to look up Billie Jean King; pioneer of women's tennis; who paved the way for  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 01:06 PM   #77 
     - known for her temper? i don't think so. pioneer? not exActly.  Hannah Bell   Sep-18-09 08:12 PM   #132 
  - Either Racism or Sexism or both, she said Freakin' not F-Word..  HipChick   Sep-17-09 07:38 PM   #19 
  - Sorry. She said Fuck.  Lochloosa   Sep-17-09 07:54 PM   #21 
     - who fucking cares  Mosby   Sep-17-09 08:00 PM   #23 
        - So what?  MellowDem   Sep-17-09 09:48 PM   #51 
           - I'm comparing behavior not stats  Mosby   Sep-17-09 10:13 PM   #58 
  - yeah i saw that too...nothing aga. federer but WHEN will women be equal?  pitohui   Sep-17-09 08:14 PM   #26 
  - rubbish  paulsby   Sep-17-09 09:02 PM   #45 
  - Women will be equal with men in tennis when they play 5-set matches in GS tournaments.  City Lights   Sep-18-09 06:55 PM   #123 
  - Good grief, they were totally different. n/t  Zywiec   Sep-17-09 08:31 PM   #30 
  - My take  johnnie   Sep-17-09 08:37 PM   #31 
  - um, Federer is considered the best player in the game, ever.  kwassa   Sep-17-09 08:56 PM   #38 
     - Nope  johnnie   Sep-17-09 09:07 PM   #46 
        - You are very wrong.  kwassa   Sep-17-09 10:00 PM   #54 
           - I just asked a Friend of mine if she knew each name  johnnie   Sep-17-09 10:46 PM   #62 
              - I see. One other data point is convincing argument.  kwassa   Sep-18-09 07:48 AM   #63 
              - Yeah  johnnie   Sep-18-09 10:47 AM   #72 
                 - If you like, you can make it 6 - 0 . . .  Petrushka   Sep-18-09 03:41 PM   #103 
                    - No, you are wrong too  johnnie   Sep-18-09 06:56 PM   #124 
                       - In that case . . .  Petrushka   Sep-18-09 08:48 PM   #135 
              - That just means your friend is ignorant too.  Raineyb   Sep-18-09 05:07 PM   #118 
                 - Of copurse we are ignorant  johnnie   Sep-18-09 06:50 PM   #122 
                    - Federer is a superstar.  kwassa   Sep-18-09 08:31 PM   #133 
                       - I just asked my sister too  johnnie   Sep-18-09 09:40 PM   #141 
                          - What's funny is that you think you get to decide who a superstar is based on who you have heard of.  Threedifferentones   Sep-22-09 05:38 PM   #149 
  - wrong analysis I believe  ncteechur   Sep-17-09 08:42 PM   #32 
  - A double standard would assume the exact same circumstances  Canuckistanian   Sep-17-09 08:47 PM   #34 
  - Did Federer wave his racket like a club and threaten to  geek tragedy   Sep-17-09 09:01 PM   #44 
  - Tiger Woods says, "Fuck!" on camera at least 5 or 6 times every  Holly_Hobby   Sep-17-09 09:30 PM   #48 
  - Shhhhhh!!!  MellowDem   Sep-17-09 09:50 PM   #52 
  - "No outrage from golf world"? BULL! FUCKING! SHIT!  bullwinkle428   Sep-18-09 09:01 AM   #66 
  - HA. My pop won't watch a tournament if he's playing. "Ruined the game with his FIST PUMP". n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-18-09 03:00 PM   #97 
  - Um  Holly_Hobby   Sep-18-09 07:26 PM   #127 
  - I never heard him threaten to shove a club down someones throat.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-20-09 12:34 AM   #148 
  - I think the outrage a bit faux.  kwassa   Sep-17-09 09:36 PM   #49 
  - Interesting point. If there exists an extra layer of expectations of suppressed "ladylike" behavior  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 09:58 PM   #53 
     - :thumbsup: perceptive mind meet crux  brindis_desala   Sep-18-09 08:17 AM   #64 
        - Painful to imagine the power in that toned instrument  omega minimo   Sep-18-09 04:04 PM   #115 
  - If this is double standard...  MellowDem   Sep-17-09 09:42 PM   #50 
  - Woo-hoo! More division! More! More! More!  Seeking Serenity   Sep-17-09 10:03 PM   #55 
  - please  Aragorn   Sep-17-09 10:05 PM   #56 
  - There is also a big difference between the chair judge and a line judge  MiniMe   Sep-17-09 10:45 PM   #61 
  - federer said 'shit'. he didn't threaten to 'shove the ball down his fucking throat'.  spanone   Sep-18-09 08:18 AM   #65 
  - I thought Serena deserved punishment...  Chemical Bill   Sep-18-09 10:01 AM   #67 
  - EXACTLY. I've been a competitive player in my youth and was coming  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 01:15 PM   #80 
  - Serena was very threatening towards that official  LisaM   Sep-18-09 03:44 PM   #104 
  - It wasn't about the expletives so much as the actual threat, from what I understand.  redqueen   Sep-18-09 10:29 AM   #70 
  - Threatening physical harm to an official will get you thrown out of a game in almost any sport  Renew Deal   Sep-18-09 01:23 PM   #81 
  - Federer didn't threaten an official.  Iggo   Sep-18-09 01:49 PM   #85 
  - Let's see.......which one sounds worse  thelordofhell   Sep-18-09 01:49 PM   #86 
  - "I swear to God Im fucking taking this ball and shoving it down your fucking throat"  Nye Bevan   Sep-18-09 01:54 PM   #87 
  - "I'm gonna take this fucking ball and shove it down your fucking throat."  LostInAnomie   Sep-18-09 01:58 PM   #88 
  - What a load of crap...if you can't see the difference between someon  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 02:05 PM   #90 
  - Threads like this demonstrate why the Unrec feature was such a good idea  Nye Bevan   Sep-18-09 02:38 PM   #92 
  - What bothers me is that these "fans" know nothing about tennis....  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 03:00 PM   #95 
  - NOTHING NEW UNDER THE TENNIS SUN  Mosby   Sep-18-09 03:29 PM   #101 
     - I think we can all agree that McEnroe was being hypocritical  LisaM   Sep-18-09 03:46 PM   #105 
     - He adds nothing in his commentary...nothing at all...  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 03:48 PM   #108 
        - I agree! n/t  LisaM   Sep-18-09 03:49 PM   #111 
     - McEnroe should know...he was defaulted out of a match he was winning  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 03:47 PM   #107 
  - What bothers me is that these "fans" know nothing about tennis....  joeybee12   Sep-18-09 03:00 PM   #96 
  - All I know is I watched a lot of McEnroe and Connors in the day  TheKentuckian   Sep-18-09 03:10 PM   #99 
  - Dunno about that double-standard...  redqueen   Sep-18-09 04:06 PM   #116 
  - this article is dreck. It is a shame that the Nation printed it.  hfojvt   Sep-18-09 03:54 PM   #112 
  - NO Need tp explain the double standard..  butterfly77   Sep-18-09 03:56 PM   #113 
  - No surprise there.  Raineyb   Sep-18-09 05:02 PM   #117 
  - Some feel the need to protect their own.  Sultana   Sep-18-09 05:30 PM   #119 
  - To everyone here talking about rules and consequences confined to the actual sport.  darkstar3   Sep-18-09 07:13 PM   #125 
  - Serena acted like a jerk--but EXACTLY what you said. This is the media's current shiny  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 07:20 PM   #126 
  - It's hard to compare to 1980 as the coverage of all things sports has skyrocketed since then.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 07:45 PM   #128 
     - That's a thinker...  darkstar3   Sep-18-09 09:48 PM   #142 
  - Well, here was my own personal reaction to the news.  johnaries   Sep-18-09 08:00 PM   #129 
  - maybe you shouldn't call them colored people. nt  subcomhd   Sep-18-09 09:56 PM   #143 
  - The double standard here is non-existent.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-18-09 10:00 PM   #145 

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