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    Terrence Jones fined P20K after headbutt on Ross upgraded to F2

    Aug 10, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    THE PBA Commissioner's Office fined TnT Katropa Terrence Jones for P20,000 after upgrading his headbutt on San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross to a flagrant foul penalty 2.

    The call was elevated following a thorough video review made by the league's technical committee of Game 3 of the Commissioner's Cup Finals on Saturday morning.

    The temperamental former Houston Rocket was assessed a flagrant foul penalty 1 on the floor which only merited a mandatory three-minute benching.

    As it is, the prolific import could have been outright ejected had an F2 been immediately called on him at the 5:51 mark of the first period when the incident happened.

    Instead, Jones stayed and came an assist short of completing a triple double as the Katropa claimed a 115-105 win for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven title series.

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      TnT coach Bong Ravena admitted the Katropa tried to talk out Jones to keep his cool and stay focus on the task at hand,

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      "Sinabihan namin siya (Jones) to stay focus, be patient, and don't lose your head," said Ravena.

      Apart from Jones, also penalized was San Miguel sophomore Christian Standhardinger.

      A fine of P5,000 was meted on the 6-foot-7 Fil-German for his flagrant foul penalty one against Jones.

      Ross, who was whistled for a technical foul for taunting Jones before the headbutting incident, was vocal in saying the TnT import should have been tossed out of the game.

      “A headbutt is a headbutt, that’s above the head and that was on purpose,” said the veteran guard after the game.

      “And he only got an F1 for that? I think he probably should have been ejected.”

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