American player Dwayne Curtis filed a claim against his former team, Romanian club CSU Asesoft Ploiesti at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) for outstanding salaries, bonuses, and interest. In the club’s answer it argued that the claim should be dismissed because Curtis was the subject of a criminal investigation at the time. The arbitrator of the case partially upheld the claim.
Curtis signed a two-year contract with Ploiesti in 2008, but only played for them during the 2008-09 season.
The award states as a follows:
1. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti is ordered to pay to Mr. Dwayne Curtis USD 8,000.00 net for unpaid bonuses and USD 1,600.00 for interest of 5% p.a. for four years.
2. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti is ordered to pay to Mr. Dwayne Curtis EUR 1,800.00 as a reimbursement of the arbitration costs advanced by him.
3. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti is ordered to pay to Mr. Dwayne Curtis EUR 400.00 as a contribution towards his legal fees and expenses.
4. Any other or further-reaching requests for relief are dismissed.