Alex Cabagnot, seven others get fined in latest round of PBA penalties
MANILA, Philippines—Eight players, including San Miguel Beer guard Alex Cabagnot, were the latest to be fined by the PBA on Wednesday,
Cabagnot was slapped with a P20,000 fine for his low blow hit on Phoenix’s RJ Jazul in the second quarter of the Beermen’s 114-91 rout of the Fuel Masters in Game 4 of the Philippine Cup semifinals Tuesday night.
The league deemed Cabagnot’s punch as a flagrant foul penalty 2 upon after the referees initially and inexplicably missed it.
The non-call drew flak on social media and irked Phoenix head coach Louie Alas.
Three other Beermen were punished with Kelly Nabong (P3,400), Arwind Santos (P1,600) and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser (P1,600) fined for picking up a technical foul each for various reasons. Nabong already has four technicals this conference.
Four Phoenix players in Alex Mallari, Ron Dennison, Jason Perkins and Jaypee Mendoza were also fined.
Mallari, who got ejected, was fined P2,600 for his second motion and verbal altercation that merited technical fouls.
Mendoza, who was also thrown out, got a P6,600 fine for his flagrant foul 1 and technical for use of profane language.
Dennison was fined P5,000 for breaking the landing spot rule against Nabong while Perkins was fined P1,600 for taunting Santos.