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    GAB summons Pringle, Tautuaa, Reyes to explain tuneup scuffle

    Mar 4, 2019
    PHOTO: jerome ascaño

    IT seems the conflict between Columbian Dyip big man Jay-R Reyes and the NorthPort duo of Stanley Pringle and Moala Tautuaa has yet to be settled.

    All three players were sent summon letters by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to shed light on the incident that marred the Feb. 19 tune-up game between the Batang Pier and the Dyip held at the Greenmeadows Clubhouse in Quezon City, SPIN.ph learned on Monday.

    Reyes apparently filed a complaint before the office of GAB chairman Abraham Mitra.

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      In his letter to the involved parties, Mitra referred to the summon as a ‘clarificatory conference’ relative to the incident.

      Mitra also reminded the three PBA players that they are governed by the supervisory powers of GAB under PD 871.

      GAB was established in 1951 to grant licenses and supervise professional sports such as boxing, wrestling, fronton, pelota games, and horse racing.

      In 1976, its scope was widened as the agency was likewise tasked to supervise and regulate the PBA and other professional games in the country.

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      The PBA has also been copy furnished with the letter.

      A scuffle marred the tune-up game between NorthPort and Columbian Dyip two weeks ago involving Reyes, Pringle, and Tautuaa.

      The PBA Commissioner’s Office summoned last Feb. 26 the three players and some other parties who were witnessed to the incident.

      Commissioner Willie Marcial later suspended Pringle for one game and fined P75,000 for hitting Reyes at the height of the commotion.

      He also fined Tautuaa a minimal fine for second motion.

      Pringle already served his suspension last Wednesday in NorthPort’s heartbreaking 98-96 loss to Phoenix.

      Reyes meanwhile, has yet to suit up for the Dyip as he had been advised by doctors to take a rest after suffering a bloodied nose and a lump behind his head following the incident.

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