His controversial Twitter comments that dragged the PBA into a maelstrom of controversy were born of frustration, said Barako Bull center Don Allado.
After his team’s 99-93 loss to the Powerade Tigers last Tuesday, Allado went on a rant on the social networking site to express his disgust, saying that the league’s games were fixed.
On Thursday, shortly after meeting with PBA commissioner Chito Salud, Allado was singing a different tune.
“It’s not my intention to blame the PBA. My frustrations got the best of me, frustrations of winning the game, frustrations of losing my bonuses, frustrations on my contract,” said the 13-year veteran.
Allado apologized and retracted his comments on game-fixing.
“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.”
Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi, who accompanied Allado to the PBA office, said that it was passion that led to Allado’s outburst.
“It’s the passion for the game, makes us do serious stuff,” said Baculi. “Bottom line, we ask for forgiveness so we can move on.”