Abueva, Tubid, others fined over Game 2 rough play
MANILA, Philippines – PBA Commissioner Chito Salud handed down fines but no suspensions to the players and coaching staff involved in the skirmishes during Game 2 of the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.
Alaska's Calvin Abueva will have to pay over P15,000 in fines, followed by San Miguel's Ronald Tubid (P13,000) for a flagrant foul and for flopping.
A statement issued by the Office the Commissioner on Sunday, January 11, 2015 just before tip off of Game 3, indicated that the situation was carefully reviewed.
The commissioner ordered the personnel to appear in his office a day prio
Below is the breakdown of the fines.
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- Ronald Tubid is fined P10,000 for a flagrant foul 1 committed on Calvin Abueva and P3,000 for flopping.
- David Semerad is fined P5,000 for a double foul with Dondon Hontiveros which this Office has upgraded to a flagrant foul 1.
- Arwind Santosis fined P1,000 for engaging in trash talk with Calvin Abueva.
- Assistant coach Louie Alas is fined P20,000 for physically contacting a game official.
- Dondon Hontiveros is fined P5,000 for a double foul with David Semerad which this Office has upgraded to a flagrant foul 1.
- Vic Manuel fined P5,000 for a flagrant foul 1 committed on David Semerad.
- Calvin Abueva is fined P10,000 for a flagrant foul 1 committed on Arwind Santos (upgraded from a non-call), P3,000 for flopping, P1,600 for the second motion technical foul on Chris Ross and P1,000 for engaging in trash talk with Arwind Santos.
Sanctions for the utility personnel of both squads have yet to be determined but they have been instructed to not report for Game 3.
On Friday, January 9, 2015, the San Miguel Beermen levelled the best-of-7 finals series vs the Alaska Aces but not after some intense physical and verbal confrontations between some of the players.
One of the plays even resulted to a bloodied forehead of former MVP Santos. He left the game briefly but returned to help his team even the series at one game apiece.
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