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James Fined 10,400 € Over Speeding Incident

James has to pay the maximum fee for disobedience and resisting the authorities.

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According to the newspaper ABC, James Rodríguez will have to pay a fine of 10,400 € ($11,310) for evading the police on New Year's day at Valdebebas. According to James, he sped away from the unmarked police car because he thought it was a carjacking trick, a scam common in his homeland. He additionally claimed that he didn't hear the sirens due to the loud music he was playing. Regardless of these excuses, James has obviously been found guilty and has been handed the heftiest monetary punishment possible for disobeying and resisting authorities (fines range from 601 € to 10,400 €). The player can appeal against the fine or pay for it within 15 days from the date of the notification.

Regardless of whether James felt he made an honest mistake or not, it would be better for him to just pay the fine and be done with it so he can get back to football. The last thing he needs right now is more distractions.

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