Import Orton fined P250K for ‘offensive comments’ to PBA, Pacquiao | Inquirer Sports

Import Orton fined P250K for ‘offensive comments’ to PBA, Pacquiao

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:07 PM February 20, 2015


MANILA, Philippines–That’s a hefty price for opening his mouth.

Purefoods Star Hotshots import Daniel Orton, who went on a tirade against PBA referees and KIA playing-coach Manny Pacquiao, will now pay up the PBA a fee of P250,000 as ordered by league Commissioner Chito Salud.

In a statement issued on Friday, Salud said that Orton “issued comments that are disparaging, disrespectful of and offensive to his host league.”


Orton said that Pacquiao’s venture into the PBA is a “joke” and that game officials are “making a mockery” of the game.

“This insulting behavior will never be condoned by this league,” Salud said in the statement.

The Commissioner’s office added that whatever the actions that Purefoods would take upon Orton, it “disapproves of and frowns upon the cavalier manner in which Mr. Orton issued his comments and unwarranted antics and liberties he has taken with the league and a fellow player.”


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