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CSB players evade surgery, mull charges after Amores assault

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CSB players evade surgery, mull charges after Amores assault

SHOCKED. St. Benilde players reel from a punching incident instigated by JRU’s John Amores.

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‘Maybe it would be more tolerable if it were an isolated incident, but this has happened in the past,’ says St. Benilde coach Charles Tiu following JRU hothead John Amores’ assault on his players

MANILA, Philippines – Two of the four College of St. Benilde (CSB) players who were hit hardest in the John Amores assault on Tuesday no longer need any surgical procedures, head coach Charles Tiu said on Wednesday, November 9.

Taine Davis and Jimboy Pasturan were directly hit in the face with Amores’ frenzied attack, while Mark Sangco and Migz Oczon evaded serious damage.

Although the worst may be over for the Blazers players caught in the melee, the same cannot be said for the controversial JRU veteran, who is reportedly about to be slapped with charges by the affected parties.

“One of the players told me their parents are telling them that they should file charges,” Tiu said in a television interview on CNN Philippines’ Sports Desk.

“Of course, a parent who sees their child not doing anything and gets hit like that, how would they feel, right? That’s not exactly nice.”

“Maybe it would be more tolerable if it were an isolated incident, but this has happened in the past,” he added. “I think something needs to be done.”

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Prior to his assault on CSB, Amores already made headlines this year alone after punching UP recruit Mark Belmonte and flaring up against Letran’s Kobe Monje – both instances which Tiu also referenced in the interview.

On the heels of this development, UP’s main backer NowheretogobutUP Foundation revealed that it has already filed charges against Amores even before his CSB incident – casting a spotlight on JRU’s alleged inaction on its player’s spotty on-court history.

Amores is currently awaiting likely heavy sanctions from the NCAA Management Committee after their meeting this Wednesday.

JRU is also reportedly releasing its own statement later in the day. 

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– Rappler.com

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