RAIN or Shine team owner Raymund Yu has vowed to support Jamelle Cornley, the team's former import who was hauled to jail after an attack on a police officer in a fit of rage on Wednesday morning.
Speaking from Hong Kong, Yu told Spin.ph that he has already been alerted about Cornley's plight by a deluge of messages from team officials and the import's former teammates.
Yu said he has already sent Rain or Shine's representative to the PBA board Mamerto Mondragon, who is a lawyer, to the Quezon City District Police Station 10 to assist Cornley and hopefully settle the issue.
"Of course, we'll be there to support him being our former import who helped us win our first championship," Yu told Spin.ph. "We will help in whatever way we can."
Cornley went into a rage at the Sir William's Hotel in Quezon City, claiming three women who he picked up in a KTV bar stole his wallet containing US$1,400 in cash and other valuable documents.
The former PBA best import ended up in a scuffle with responding policemen. Radio reports said he punched one police officer who tried to arrest him and destroyed hotel properties.
At posting time, he is still locked up in a cell as charges are being readied against him.