Eric Camson, Yeng Guiao bear brunt in first round of fines meted in Commissioner's Cup
Yeng Guiao was fined P5,000 for taking a fighting stance against the referees in NLEX's loss to Meralco. Jerome Ascano

NLEX is the first major casualty of various fines meted by the PBA in the early part of the Commissioner’s Cup.

Big man Eric Camson and coach Yeng Guiao were cited by the Office of the Commissioner for infractions they committed during the Road Warriors’ game against the Meralco Bolts.

Camson was penalized for P10,000 for committing a flagrant foul penalty 1, while Guiao was fined P5,000 for taking a fighting stance against the referees.

The flagrant foul whistled against Camson came at the 6:30 mark of the fourth period when he was caught nailing a diving Meralco import Alex Stepheson in the face with an open hand. The Bolts won the game, 91-84.

All fines meted by the league go straight to the Players’ Welfare and Trust Fund.

Another NLEX player in Sean Anthony was reprimanded for Game day conduct violation worth P3,000. The veteran Fil-Canadian was also cited for dress code violation along with teammates Asi Taulava and import Wayne Chism, although no amount was specified.

Undersized power forward Willie Wilson is the other major casualty outside of NLEX as the Phoenix stalwart was penalized P3,000 for flopping.

No amount was given but also fined were the Globalport duo of JR Quinahan and Mick Pennisi, Blackwater coach Leo Isaac, and Mahindra import James White.

Quinahan failed to report to the table officials during a substitution, while Pennisi was found guilty of using profane language.

Isaac was caught shouting at the referees non-stop, while White was cited for deliberately hanging on the rim. 

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