SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have voided Chuck
Hayes' $21.3 million, four-year contract after they say he failed a
Kings general manager Geoff Petrie said in a statement Monday
that informing Hayes his deal had been voided was "one of the most
heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life." He
says Hayes asked the team to refrain from any further comment.
The team announced last week that a heart exam on the new Kings
big man showed an abnormality that would require further testing.
That came days after the former Houston Rockets forward-center
signed a contract with Sacramento.
Hayes was held out of Sacramento's preseason opener at Golden
State on Saturday night. A call to Hayes' agent, Calvin Andrews,
seeking comment was not immediately returned.