Everyone’s favorite overpaid, non-producing center Andris Biedrins is back in the news.

As we all know, the man formerly known as “Goose” was facing tax evasion charges in his home country of Latvia back in July.

Well, Biedrins could only run for so long because judgement has finally been served and he has been fined a whopping 2,000 LVL ($3,730.60 USD) for buying a powerboat in the U.S., bringing it to Latvia and failing to pay the appropriate taxes according to Baltic-Course.com.

I have a few questions about this.

First, who buys a powerboat anymore? The only people I’ve seen use powerboats are secret agents, drug lords and Biggie & Diddy.

Second, how on Earth did he get his powerboat from the United States to Latvia? Did he bring it himself across the ocean? Did he pay to have it shipped? How much does it cost to ship a powerboat?

And finally, he was only fined a little less than $4,000? Beans seems to be getting off easy here considering the initial report of his evasion had him looking at a fine of up to $70,000 or even five-years in prison. Considering the staggering amount of money he gets paid to just run up and down the court and continue to defy the norm of free-throw shooting, you’d think the Latvian government would have tried to pry every single penny they could out of him.

Maybe they looked at his numbers the past two seasons and thought he was one of those end-of-the-bench guys who only gets the veteran’s minimum.

If only that were so.

8 Responses

  1. JT's Hoops Blog

    Latvian goverment probably knew that they would never be able to get anything more. Biendris works in the US, doesn’t live there, and probably has no real physical thing holding him in Latvia. If they woulfd have thrown the book at him, Biendris would just defect with his 50$ million dollars and become a US citizen.

  2. Tony Montana

    That must be the ‘the getaway boat’ customary to use when one party robs another party blind and then must flee at great speeds

  3. jerryb2339

    now that’s mean! all we need is for him to be jailed just until the end of his contract – and then he should be free to drive his little boat ( hIope he doesn’t have to steer it into a slip – he would probably miss the slip by half a mile).

  4. Gene St.Onge

    Gee, and I was was so hoping he would be extradited by the Latvian government and thrown in prison, so the Dubs would be rid of him and his obscene salary.

    Oh well!

  5. bob

    “Did he bring it himself across the ocean?” LOL i hope you’re joking. If not, then you need some brainroids


    “BEANS” needs to buy some tickets in BOGUT’s Nor Cal edition of “Squad 6” for STEALING from the DUB FAN BASE for ALL 6 years of that contract !! The tax he skipped in Latvia is nothing compared to what he stole from THA BAY !! TOWN BIZ thinks it’s time he donated a little directly back to the fan base in the form of some free tickets !! Somebody like this so we can get some FREE TICKETS !! Somebody tell BEANS he owes us! Lol.

  7. Joe

    We can only hope he gets five years in prison, starting on opening day!