Padilla sacked; Stags vs Blazers

By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star

Posted at May 16 2012 01:21 PM | Updated as of May 16 2012 09:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Organizers of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup continued to crack the whip oin erring players as they suspended UP’s Alvin Padilla for one game for incurring a pair of flagrant fouls.

“Alvin Padilla is suspended for one game for incurring two unsportsmanlike fouls that were meant to hurt,” league commissioner Ato Badolato told The STAR yesterday.

Only recently, the league has also suspended for two games Arellano coach Koy Banal and one game each for the Chief’s Fil-Canadian rookie AJ Serjue and the St. Benilde Blazers’ Ralph Deles and Carlo Lastimosa for the brawl that marred St. Benilde’s 67-47 rout of Arellano.

The league also sacked FEU’s Terrence Romeo and John Clarence Foronda for the same offense and banned fan Andrei Mendoza, a Lyceum aspirant, from the venue for the rest of the season for punching Gryann Mendoza of FEU.

“Violence will not be tolerated in this league,” warned Badolato.

Meanwhile, San Sebastian goes for a follow up to its 78-68 win over Adamson as it takes on St. Benilde at 5:15 p.m. today at the Fil-Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.