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    Former PBA best import Cornley arrested for attack on police officer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Rain or Shine import Jamelle Cornley stayed in the Philippines after leading the Painters to the Governors Cup crown in December to undergo surgery and rehabilitate an injured knee. Jerome Ascano

    FORMER Rain or Shine import Jamelle Cornley is facing numerous charges after he was arrested by police in Quezon City on Wednesday morning.

    Initial reports by radio station DZBB said employees at a hotel in Timog Avenue called police after Cornley made a scene inside their premises.

    Cornley was hauled to jail after he resisted arrest and even punched a police officer, according to DZBB.

    The DZBB report also said that the police officer Cornley punched is in “serious condition” and has been rushed to a hospital for treatment.

    At posting time, DZBB reported that it took several police officers to subdue the hulking import and lock him up in a cell.

    Quezon City Police District Station 10 chief Sr. Supt. Marcelino Pedroso told DZBB that they will be filing charges of direct assault to person in authority, alarming scandal, and malicious mischief against Cornley.

    But police authorities are also investigating an incident that started Cornley’s tirade.

    According to Cornley, three women which he picked up and later invited to a KTV bar stole his wallet containing US$1,400 and several identification cards.

    Cornley was named the league's Best Import when Rain or Shine captured the first championship in franchise history in last year's PBA Governors’ Cup.

    He has stayed in the Philippines after the tournament that ended in December to undergo surgery and rehabilitation on an injured knee. He has since been joining the Painters as a practice player.

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    Rain or Shine import Jamelle Cornley stayed in the Philippines after leading the Painters to the Governors Cup crown in December to undergo surgery and rehabilitate an injured knee. Jerome Ascano
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