- 18 July 2014 | Surfing
Jeremy Flores has been suspended from competition until August 27, 2014.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has decided to keep the French surfer out of competition until the 2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles.
Jeremy Flores will miss the 2014 Billabong Pro Teahupoo and the US Open of Surfing for storming the judging tower during the J-Bay Open 2014, at Jeffreys Bay.
"The incident involved the athlete confronting ASP officials and event staff in an unsportsmanlike manner and resulted in the Rules and Disciplinary Committee, after completing its investigation, fining the surfer US$6,000 and suspending him from ASP competitions until August 27, 2014," the ASP explains.
"Flores has apologized, both in writing and in-person, to the ASP officials involved and will be eligible to return to competition at the completion of his suspension".
The French surfer has accepted full responsibility for his actions and will not be contesting the suspension or fine.