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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Brett Simpson all healed

Brett Simpson might kneed those knees.

The ASP has handed down it's ruling on the actions of former World Champ, Sunny Garcia and current World Tour competitor, Jeremy Flores, regarding a physical altercation in the free surf zone during a break at the Burleigh Breaka Pro, Australia, on February 19.

Flores and Sunny Garcia's son were free surifng with Burleigh locals, when the incident started. They both came to the shallows where Sunny Garcia then beat a local man. The fight was well documented on video. Both were disqualified from the event and the ASP Rules and Disciplinary Committee has decided Flores, who has turned 23 since, will get a $5,000 fine for his part in the incident. He was permitted to surf in the Quiksilver Gold Coast Pro in March, but was injured.

Garcia, 41, who no longer competes full time, was immediately suspeneded from the 4-star Burton Toyota Pro, also in Australia. He was also handed a $10,000 fine and six-month suspension. This will enable Garcia to surf the Triple Crown, on his native Oahu, next December. The ASP also mentioned the fine could be reduced if Garcia takes anger management classes.