Ben Simmons & Sixers Settle Lawsuit Over Withheld Pay

The Ben Simmons saga—at least the Philadelphia 76ers part of it—has come to a close. According to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the two sides have settled a dispute.

The two sides reached an undisclosed settlement amount after the holdout guard filed a grievance to recoup at least a portion of the nearly $20M in salary the Sixers withheld from him as a result of his failure to fulfill his contract and play games in the 2021-2022 season. 

Simmons cited "mental health concerns" as his reason for refusing to join his Philly teammates and play in games. 

As part of the settlement, the two sides have agreed on a confidentiality clause that prevents either party from discussing the actual amount Simmons settled for. 

The 3-time All-Star also failed to play a game for the Brooklyn Nets after arriving there at the trade deadline. A back problem kept him out of action for the balance of the regular season and the playoffs. 

His fit with his new teammates has come into question as well recently, after a rumor about Simmons' behavior on a Nets team group chat during the playoffs. 

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