JAMELLE Cornley is back - not in the PBA, but in jail.
The former PBA Governors Cup best import awardee was detained on Wednesday afternoon at the Women and Child Protection Center of the Quezon City Police District (WCPC-QCPD) in Camp Karingal for allegedly maltreating his live-in partner.
Inspector Djoanna Santos, deputy chief of the WCPC-QCPD, confirmed to Spin.ph that the former Rain or Shine import is under custody for violation of Republic Act 9262, or the law on violence against women and children.
“Under investigation na po 'yung kaso niya at for inquest proceedings na rin,” said Santos.
Spin.ph has also learned that so far, nobody has come to the aid of the import who at this time of the year last season had led Rain or Shine to a first-ever league championship in the Governors Cup.
Cornley, however, has worn out his welcome in the league seven months ago when he was detained for going berserk and destroying properties in a hotel in Quezon City over claims he was robbed by alleged prostitutes.
“Wala pa rin po siyang abugado. Wala pa ring napunta for him,” added Santos.
Known for his high basketball IQ, brute force and toughness underneath, Cornley returned to the Philippines after the incident but was reduced to playing in small leagues in Bulacan, Tuguegarao and other provinces.
When asked by Spin.ph why he continues to stay around, the Penn State-educated cager said he was here to take care of a business.
Despite the incident, Cornley attempted to make a PBA comeback in the Governors Cup but teams - even Rain or Shine - wouldn't dare touch him with a 10-foot pole.