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Newsome fined P20,000 for flagrant foul on Semerad

Delfin Dioquino
Newsome fined P20,000 for flagrant foul on Semerad

SCUFFLE. Hell almost breaks loose in the Meralco-NLEX match as Chris Newsome and Anthony Semerad clash heads.

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Meralco guard Chris Newsome gets slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2 for throwing the ball at NLEX forward Anthony Semerad during their brief fracas

It’s probably not the return Chris Newsome envisioned two weeks after being put under the PBA’s health and safety protocols.

The league dealt Newsome, who’s suiting up for Meralco again in the Philippine Cup, a P20,000 fine as he got ejected in their 104-101 win over NLEX on Wednesday, September 22, following a brief scuffle with Anthony Semerad.

Hell almost broke loose in the fourth quarter as Newsome threw the ball at Semerad before they were separated by their teammates and PBA staff at the DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The fracas started after Newsome forcefully bumped into Semerad during a battle for the rebound with 10:40 minutes remaining.

Semerad returned the favor, leading to Newsome throwing the ball at him.

Newsome got the boot after being assessed a flagrant foul penalty 2, while Semerad was slapped with a technical foul.

Seeing action in just 8 minutes against NLEX, Newsome is expected to gradually take on a heavier load as Meralco goes into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed, needing only one win to advance to the semifinals. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.