Pingris, Devance, Nabong suspended; Hayes fined


A brawl erupts between players of GlobalPort Batang Pier and San Mig Coffee Mixers during their game at the Cuneta Astrodome Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Marqus Blakely and Jo Devance of San Mig went after GlobalPort’s Kelly Nabong as teammate Marvin Hayes laid on the floor. Referees tried to stop the fight that ended with Blakely and Hayes being slapped with technical fouls while Marc Pingris (foreground) and Nabong were thrown out of the game. The Mixers beat Batang Pier, 102-88, at the PBA Governors’ Cup.PHOTO BY: PBA MEDIA BUREAU / SPORTS5 (Paolo Papa)

MANILA, Philippines – Kelly Nabong, Marc Pingris and Joe Devance were slapped with suspensions, while Marvin Hayes was meted a fine for Wednesday’s night on-court melee in the 2013 PBA Governors Cup.

League Commissioner Chito Salud announced the sanctions Friday morning after meeting with the erring players in his office in Libis, Quezon City on Thursday.

Nabong and Pingris, who exchanged blows early in the third quarter of San Mig Coffee’s 102-88 win over GlobalPort at Cuneta Astrodome, were both suspended for two games and fined P60,000 each.

Joe Devance, who decked Hayes in a move which sparked the brawl, meanwhile, was meted a one-game ban and a P30,000 fine “for triggering the commotion that led to the fight,” Salud said.

Devance and Pingris, vital cogs for the San Mig Coffee, will miss the anticipated Mixers-Barangay Ginebra clash while the rookie Nabong will not be in attendance in the Batang Pier’s meeting with Barako Bull this Sunday.

Hayes, who got tangled up with import Marcus Blakely, won’t be sitting out any games for GlobalPort, but was sanctioned a P20,000 fine for his “unsportsmanlike conduct, equivalent to a flagrant foul penalty two.”

Salud again stressed that “fighting is not condoned in the PBA. There is absolutely no justification for our players to get involved in fistfights.”

All fines will go to the PBA Players’ Trust Fund.

  • marinero

    hindi dapat sa PBA kundi saUFC.

  • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Buti pa sa PBA ang bilis ng desisyon.

    • Trebliw

      Tumpak tsong, wala ka namang aasahan sa judicial system dito satin. Mas mabagal pa sa pagong.

      • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

        Oo nga eh. Sa Basketball nag bobolahan lang pero seryoso ang penalty.
        Justice system natin nagseseryoso pero parang nagkakabolahan lang ang mga penalty.

        • walapadintatalosaalaska

          parehas dapat i-abolish… pork barrel at ang pangpormang basketball na yan sa pangarap ng mga height challenged nating mga pilipino.

  • Gloria_Wheelchairroyo

    Sobrang baba ng parusa parang promote pa nila Boxing at Wrestling sa PBA kapag ganyan. Lalong dadami gulpihan sa PBA kung ganyan lang kababaw ang parusa.

    • kishbuff

      O sige mag appeal ka sa supreme court. o kaya mag apply ka na commissioner sa pba para ikaw magparusa. mukhang magaling ka e.

  • Noel

    Slap on the wrist.

  • Jaeger Meister

    they should graduate to URCC cos they love to fight instead of playing ball.

  • MNLFoodcritic

    This is a farce decision. Si Don Allado nagpost lang sa Twitter ng galit niya na ‘fixed’ ang officiating pero P500,000 fine at one year conference suspension. Pero kung makipagsuntukan ka P60,000 lang at 2 game suspension. Kaya mga bata: ok lang makipagsuntukan, wag mo lang insultuhin ang PBA!

    • walapadintatalosaalaska

      Sinabi na kasing pang PE nalang ang basketball sa pinas eh.

  • Elias Ibarra Jr

    This Commisioner is biased for the players pero yun mga referees dapat ususpend din nila for poor officiating minsan sila yun mga nakakagawa ng mali sa mga players.

  • Filpino

    ang gaan naman ng parusa ng commisioner. Dapat total ban na ang mga to lalo na si Pingris at ang nakaaway nya kasi ilang bese kong inulit ulit ang sapakan nila hindi man lang umabot ang mga kamao nila sa isa’t-isa. Parang nagsayaw lang sila ng itik-itk. Kahihiyan sa mga mahihilig sa sapakan ang ipinakita ng mga ito.

  • tolits31

    bobo naman nagsulat nito,4 ang na fine at hindi isa lang,,parang tabloid ito

  • Batala

    We love basketball and while we can’t play anymore we follow the PBA and the NBA.

    Yun nga lang headlines na siya agad sa Inquirer. I know this is very famous today, but there are more pressing matters.

  • Bulagas

    ayos sapakan ng sapakan… yang gusto ko makita sa PBA!!!

    • Perdo_Penduko28

      What a barbaric way of thinking!

      • Bulagas

        thank you mwah mwah

  • Fulpol

    Maam Janet is not a fan of basketball..

    • WeAry_Bat

      To help lower her blood pressure, she does not see her name in the headline.

      Which reminds me, does she get the Guinness for the most mentioned name in newspaper for one month? Or is it Imelda?

  • Keeper242

    Bakit naging headlines ito? ang babaw naman. Basketball pa.

    • for_Prosperity

      kailangan daw kasing i-divert ang attention ng tao away from pork scammers e.. marami daw nasasaktang politicians e kawawa naman daw…

  • agecee

    Did you know that CHITO SALUD was Petrons independent director from 2009-2010 ? Salud’s nomination to Petron coincided with San Miguel’s takeover of the company. Curiously, Salud’s father, former PBA Commissioner Rudy, is a close associate of San Miguel chairman Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco. The elder Salud served as Cojuangco’s campaign manager during the latter’s 1992 presidential run.

  • PnoyMePagasa

    kahit madalas masangkot sa gulo si pingris, nanghabol nga sila ni ildefonso ng fans dati, same penalty lang sila ni nabong?

  • kokak

    Kakahiya ang mga to parang mga bata. Pero parang di rin naparusahan dahil barya lang ang P60,000 sa mga to na milyon milyon ang kinikita. Konting siklab lang at magbabasag-ulo na naman ang mga to. Di dapat pamarisan.

  • Kristoffer Atienza

    It’s funny how you only hear about the PBA Players’ Trust Fund when there’s a brawl or penalties involved. Is this the only source for the Fund? It doesn’t sound good. Do teams even give in this fund? What happens to the fund?

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