GAB chief threatens to 'permanently revoke' Calvin Abueva license for two separate incidents involving his clothesline hit on TNT import Terrence Jones and his stint in a 'ligang labas' game in Montalban, Rizal.
See official statements from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) below coming from their chairman Baham Mitra:
“May sanction si Abueva sa PBA na indefinite. GAB is also conducting its own inquiry. Pinag-aaralan pa namin kung permanently tatanggalin na lisensya niya o hindi,” said Mitra. “Kapag nawalan siya ng lisensya because of unsportsmanlike behavior, hindi siya makakalaro permanently unless meron siyang gawin maganda."
“It’s not very good for a professional athlete to clothesline a player, much more an import,” said Mitra.
“Aside from doon sa violation niya sa team niya, meron ding violations against GAB based on he was not able to get a permission from GAB before playing in any league outside the professional league. ‘Yun ang tinitignan ng board kung paano magiging sanction namin sa kanya,” said Garcia.
“It doesn’t paint a good picture for Philippine professional sports,” said Mitra.