Despite apologizing and retracting his Twitter comments, Barako Bull center Don Allado has been fined P500,000 and suspended for one conference by the PBA.
Of the fine, P300,000 will go to the PBA Players Educational Trust Fund, while the rest of the amount will be given to a charitable institution of Allado’s choice. The 13-year veteran will also be banned from all PBA-related activities in next season’s Philippine Cup.
On Thursday, Allado met with PBA commissioner Chito Salud and took back his comments.
“The PBA is my home, I would never do anything to harm its name and integrity,” he said. “There’s no game-fixing in the PBA, there never was. I’m sorry for what happened, I hope the fans could forgive me and put it behind.”
Allado created controversy on Twitter shortly after his team’s loss 99-93 to the Powerade Tigers in a knockout match on Tuesday night.
“PBA games are fixed. They control who is in & who is out. It’s a disgrace to be in this league,” wrote Allado.
The P500,000 fine is the biggest amount meted for an individual player in league history. The PBA said the fine was “final and unappealable”.
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