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    Alaska suspends Calvin Abueva indefinitely due to unexplained absence

    Jun 9, 2018
    Calvin Abueva has been suspended indefinitely by Alaska. Jerome Ascano

    ALASKA is not about to take the latest antics of star player Calvin Abueva sitting down.

    Team owner Wilfred Uytengsu on Saturday has placed the enigmatic forward under indefinite suspension after being incommunicado for almost a week.

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      "The Alaska Aces have placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advice the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts," said team management in a statement.

      SPIN.ph sources disclosed the former San Sebastian stalwart  went to Baguio the past few days to cool down as he goes through some emotional problems involving his family.

      While people close to Abueva assured 'The Beast' is now ready to rejoin the team and show up for practice on Saturday, that doen't mean management will simply tolerate his behavior.

      "While the team understands Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team," the team stressed.

      "The suspension is effective immediately."

      By that, it meant Abueva won't be around when the Aces take on the Magnolia Hotshots in Sunday's PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

      This marks the second time Abueva went 'missing in action' for the Aces, after doing the same thing during the team's Philippine Cup campaign.

      He was spared of any sanction that time, but not now.

      If there's any consolation on Abueva's part, Uytengsu has given him the go-signal to play for Gilas in the coming third window of the FIBA World Cup qualifier.

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      "Alaska however, will allow Abueva to play for Gilas if coach Chot Reyes chooses to use him in the lineup," part of the statement read.

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