STATEMENT FROM STATEMENT FROM GEOFF PETRIE REGARDING CHUCK HAYES
“This morning, in one of the most heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life, Chuck Hayes was notified that he failed his physical exam with the Sacramento Kings. Subsequent to that, the contract signed on December 9th has been voided. At Chuck’s request, we will have no further comment at this time.”
UPDATE: According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, Hayes’ deal was for four years and $21 million, and in the past tests showed an abnormality in Hayes’ heart. We assume that the failed physical is heart-related, but don’t know that for sure. Whatever the case, we wish Chuck the best. As a person, he’s a player worth rooting for.