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Fined by PBA after his ‘shoe-palpal’ stunt, Maierhofer apologizes

/ 02:59 PM May 29, 2015
PHOTO by August Dela Cruz

PHOTO by August Dela Cruz

Barako Bull big man Rico Maierhofer took to Twitter his apologies after the Office of the Commissioner handed him a P20,000 fine.

In a series of tweets sent by Maierhofer after he was summoned to the PBA Office in Libis, the beanpole center aired his side and said that the “shoe-palpal” incident was just his “defensive instinct” when his team faced the San Miguel Beermen (SMB).

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“I would like to apologize for the misconduct (action) I did the other day against SMB. It is wrong and ‘di dapat tularan. It won’t happen again,” said Maierhofer through his account @ricomaierhofer.

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He continued, “As a pro player, dapat professional din ang actions, kaya I promise na ‘di na mauulit ang misconduct (action) na ginawa ko (As a professional player, I should act professionally as well so I promise not to repeat that misconduct).”

“Defensive instinct lang po and it is wrong. Sorry po sa lahat ng na-offend. It won’t happen again,” Maierhofer said.

The league office deemed the incident as a “blatant misconduct that disrespects/mocks the game and unprofessional in nature.” IDL

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