Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Repost: Calvin Abueva Fined, Indefinitely Suspended for Behavior On Court and Toward Fans

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Source: www.pba.ph

Calvin Abueva of the Phoenix Fuel Masters was indefinitely suspended by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and was fined P70,000.00 (P20,000.00 for engaging with a fan in a verbal altercation and for making obscene gestures, and P50,000.00 for a F2 against Terrence Jones). Abueva figured prominently in the last two games of the Fuel Masters, but on the negative side.

During the game against the Blackwater Elite last Friday, Abueva was involved in a verbal altercation with a female fan who was later identified as the girlfriend of Bobby Ray Parks of the Blackwater Elite. He was also seen on video making obscene gestures towards the female fan and her companions.

In the game against the TNT Katropa last Sunday, Abueva was called for a technical foul during the first quarter for a 2nd motion against Anthony Semerad. He was later thrown out of the game for a F2 foul after delivering a clothesline on import Terrence Jones.

The F2 foul was obviously a retaliatory act because a few seconds earlier, on the previous play, Abueva was hit in his private part by Terrence Jones which the referee failed to call.

Before the F2 was called, Abueva even asked the officials to watch his next move. When he was thrown out, he seemed to enjoy his predicament as he danced on top of the officials' table, as well as flashing the 'middle finger'.

Commissioner Marcial said that he had to impose the penalty of indefinite suspension to instill discipline and maintain professionalism in the league. He said that he can no longer allow Abueva to continue with his offensive and obnoxious on-court behavior against the fans and his fellow players, which the fiery player is known for. Fans go to the playing venues to enjoy the games, not to be insulted or disrespected. The welfare of the fans is of utmost importance to the PBA and he will not hesitate to impose heavy penalties on those who breach this rule, especially against women. He also said that while some level of physicality is allowed during the games, violent behavior or unsportsmanlike conduct have no place in the PBA.

No time frame for the lifting of the suspension was given as the Commissioner said that it will all depend on how and when Abueva makes an apology to those whom he has offended, and how he will henceforth reform in his ways.

The Commissioner said that the indefinite suspension of Abueva should serve as a stern warning for him and other players to act as professional athletes and that unbecoming conduct or any act or statement that is prejudicial or detrimental to the PBA will be severely punished. If the players have any complaints about fan behavior during the games, they can always bring it to the attention of the Office of the Commissioner who can warn the fans or even send them out of the venue.

At the same time, Phoenix Fuel Masters Head Coach Louie Alas was suspended for (2) games and was fined P40,000 (P20,000 for his Flagrant Misconduct for physically contacting TNT's David Semerad, and P20,000 for issuing statements detrimental to the league).

Phoenix's Rob Dozier and Jason Perkins were fined P1,000 each for their technical foul for 2nd motion and verbal altercation, respectively.

Likewise, TNT's Anthony and David Semerad were fined P20,000 each for their involvement in the scuffle while Jason Castro was fined P1,000 for engaging in a verbal altercation. TNT import Terrence Jones meanwhile was fined P70,000 ( P50,000 for hitting Calvin Abueva in his private area, and P20,000 for physically contacting an official, while TNT Assistant Team Manager Miguel Fernandez was fined P10,000 for approaching the Technical Table.

The referee, Bing Oliva, who missed to call a foul on Terrence Jones was suspended for (10) ten playing game days.

19 comments:

  1. Well deserved fines and suspension for all those involved especially for abueva. Dancing on top of the officials' table was so disrespectful and immature to think he's supposed to be a 'professional' athlete

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  2. Abueva = larong kalye, asal kalye.

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    1. Ito na nga lang ang Entertainment ng liga sinisikil pa nila! Hahahaha! Sa tingin niyo ba bakit naging sikat ang Ginebra dahil sa never say die?! Hindi! Dahil sa mga antics ni Jawo at mga mambarog type of plays nila at tirahan! Dahil ba mala Kobe o Lebron o Curry mga player ng Ginebra?! Distrito, Gonzalgo, Cabatu, Jaworski puro mga tirador! Professional professional pa kayong nalalaman! Bwahahahaha!

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    2. 2:03 kasi hindi jologs yung mga antics ni jawo, eh si abueva sobrang jologs.

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    3. @2:03 grabe ka! you celebrate on violence!

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    4. 6:43 pero violent dahil tirador

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  3. This is good news. Abueva is out of control. Parang hindi professional athlete kung kumilos at magsalita. May mga batang fans ang PBA. Sana kahit yon man lang maisip niya. Minsan nakakawalang gana at nakaka-stress manuod ng PBA kasi puro away. Puro drama. Tapos may ganitong bastos na player. Ang daling maghanap ng away. Si Abueva talaga laging may kaaway. Pangaralan pa ng PBA ng husto lahat ng mga players nila na maging professional. Mas iprioritize nilang ang sportsmanship.

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    1. Chess ang panuorin mo....walang contact sport yun. EGGCITING!!!

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    2. 2:03 2:05 kayo ni abueva magbasagan wag kayo sa pba magkalat ng lagim nyo.

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    3. 7:27 Boring!

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  4. ..kaya wala ng nanonood e... abay mas marami pang spectators ang mpbl...

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    1. Hakot naman kasi ng mga baranggay yun at mga pacompliments ng mga politiko at mga taga city hall at mga govt workers karamihan mga crowds nun.

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    2. try m dalhin s araneta o moa ang MPBL ng may bayad tignan natin kung may manuod:):):):):)

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  5. Very good decision from the PBA COMMISSIONER! Wag na kaya ibalik yan si Abueva!

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  6. Buti nga sa kanya.

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  7. o buti nga sa ‘yo. zero tolerance dapat sa kabastusan at sexist remarks especially from athletes.

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  8. Wala ng nanunuod LIVE kasi sobrang mahal ng tickets.

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  9. Thank you Commissioner for instilling discipline and proper behavior.

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