MANILA, Philippines - The NCAA Policy Board yesterday upheld the recommendation of the Management Committee banning San Beda basketball coach Frankie Lim and San Sebastian volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb for two years for figuring in a brawl during a women's volley game at the San Beda gym last December.
"The NCAA, through Dr. Ramon Cercado, Mancom chairman, would like to announce the decision of the Policy Board on the recommendations of the NCAA Mancom investigating body on the Dec. 2, 2011 SBC/SSC incident," said the league in a document obtained by The STAR.
San Beda's Nigerian center Olaide Adeogun, who was supposed to play in the coming Season 88 after undergoing residency, and Julius Armon were also banned from entering any NCAA venue next year for their involvement in the fracas.
"Mr. Olaide Adeogun and Mr. Julius Armon are banned from entering any NCAA venue for the rest of Season 87 and all of Season 88, as supporters under Section 188.8.131.52 of the Constitution. They cannot yet be considered as NCAA players because they have not yet submitted themselves to the NCAA eligibility process," the league said.
San Beda’s Kyle Pascual, Jake Pascual, Jaypee Mendoza, Rysie Koga, Rome dela Rosa, Jose Carmelo Lim, Sudan Daniel, Mar Villahermosa, Baser Amer and Antonio Caram were also slapped one-game suspension for entering the court during the melee.
San Beda's Dave Marcelo, for his part, was slapped a three-game suspension "for instigating a fight/brawl," another three games for participating in the fight, and two more for forcibly entering the court and disrupting play. Garvo Lanete was also suspended for one game.
Marcelo and Lanete, however, had played their fifth and last season and might be just be fined by the league, according to Cercado.
Ed Cordero, a member of Lim's coaching staff, will be suspended for one game for forcibly entering the game and another one for disrupting the ongoing volleyball match during the incident.
San Beda Mancom representative Jose Mari Lacson said they will consult with the school authorities and will come up with an appeal.
"We will definitely make an appeal," said Lacson.