VisMin Super Cup: Senining cleared of game-fixing allegations, ban lifted
MANILA, Philippines—The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has lifted the suspension of ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City guard Rendell Senining and cleared him of game-fixing allegations related to the controversial game.
The decision was made after an investigation by with the league’s coaches and the Games and Amusements Board.
Senining already served six games under suspension for his role in the laughable contest between his Heroes team and the Siquijor Mystics last April 14 which led to the banishment of the Siquijor club from the league.
The initial punishment for Senining, who caught the ire of fans and players alike as he changed shooting hands during a routine free throw in a questionable move, was a season-long suspension and a P30,000 fine.
“After much thought and consultation with the coaches, the VisMin management team has decided to conditionally lift the suspension of Mr. Rendell Senining,” said league Chief Operating Officer Rocky Chan.
“Rendell Senining has been cleared of any game-fixing allegations in connection to the April 14 game.”
The lifting of his suspension meant Senining can join Lapu-Lapu City in its game against top seed MJAS Zenith-Talisay on Thursday.
Senining, however, has to meet three conditions to fully lift his punishment. He needed to make a public apology, lead all of VisMin’s outreach activities and if he gets involved in another similar incident then he’ll be banned from the league.
“I would personally want to thank the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup for giving me a platform and giving me a second chance to play the game that I love with three conditions. First, I would like to apologize to everyone — to the league and my fellow professional players — for my actions during the Siquijor Mystics game. I know that it was a very bad sight to see and I learned the mistake the hard way. I just want to say sorry to those affected,” said Senining.
“Rest assured, if that situation happens again, I know what to do and what I will do will be the right way. They offered me to lead all of the outreach programs. With that, I accept it.”
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