SAN Sebastian will have to wait a little longer for the NCAA’s decision on RK Ilagan and the Stags’ wins as Management Committee (Mancomm) looks to cover all bases before handing out a punishment.
Ilagan suited up in a league in Quezon City a day after the Mancomm held their eligibility meeting for Season 94.
During the NCAA season, players on the schools’ final lineups are not allowed to play in any other league, thus Ilagan’s appearance in the QC league is already considered an infraction.
A three-game suspension and forfeiture of all the games that Ilagan played are the likely sanctions, meaning the Stags’ wins over Jose Rizal University and St. Benilde could be overturned. That’s something that the Stags are appealing right now.
“Wala pa, wala pang decision. When it comes to our meeting kanina, we are looking at the rules of the NCAA. Sa ngayon, wala pa kaming decision for the outcome kasi gumawa palang kami ng recommendation,” said NCAA basketball chairman Frank Gusi of Perpetual Help.
“Siyempre based dun sa rules. There will be a suspension and forfeiture. Kaya lang hindi pa namin napagdedesisyunan dahil nagdidiscuss pa kami tungkol dun sa issue. Idadaan namin sa due process,” he added while saying that a decision could be up before the weekend.
Furthermore, Gusi added that Letran rookie Koi Galvelo will be spared of sanctions as he hasn’t played a single minute this season.
“Wala yun, ang sanction mo lang dun, those players fielded in the on-going tournament,” Gusi explained. “Wala (suspension) kasi hindi siya ginamit e.”