PBA to sanction Ginebra's Prince Caperal for elbowing Chris Newsome | Inquirer Sports

PBA to sanction Ginebra’s Prince Caperal for elbowing Chris Newsome

Prince Caperal Ginebra PBA

Barangay Ginebra big man Prince Caperal shoots a jumper against Meralco in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Prince Caperal will be sanctioned by the PBA for elbowing Meralco’s Chris Newsome during Game 2 of their Philippine Cup quarterfinal series last Friday.

Marcial confirmed on Sunday that Caperal’s hit on Newsome was upgraded from a non-call to a Flagrant Foul 1, thus resulting in the Gin Kings center to pay a fine.


Flagrant Foul 1 infractions usually correspond to a penalty of P5,000. The league also suspended one of the officials in the said contest for missing the call.

Newsome voiced his displeasure on social media shortly after Ginebra took a 94-87 win at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City, even posting a video of the said incident.


Footage showed Caperal hitting Newsome in the nape with his left elbow while the latter was watching the flight of the ball.

Meanwhile, Marcial deferred from making a decision on the pre-game incident between Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger and seldom-used Meralco cager Franky Johnson.

Johnson was supposed to attend a meeting with Marcial prior to Game 3, but arrived late due to the heavy traffic within the vicinity of the Mall of Asia Arena.


PBA: Newsome tweets ‘fake tough guys,’ getting elbowed by Ginebra’s Caperal

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Barangay Ginebra, Chris Newsome, PBA, Prince Caperal
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.