ROXAS, Zamboanga Del Norte – The Cocolife Pilipinas Super League (PSL) has slapped Cagayan Valley Golden Eagles Joseph Marquez and Francis Camacho with additional fines for Flagrant Fouls Penalty 2 during their March 20 game against the Bicol Spicy Oragons at the Manuel Roxas Sports Complex.
Marquez and Camacho were meted automatic one-game suspensions under PSL rules, but were also made to pay P20,000 fines each following a meeting with Commissioner Marc Pingris and league president Rocky Chan.
Marquez was the first to be called for a flagrant foul barely a minute into the game and the game tied at 2-all after swinging an elbow into a driving Peter Manalang.
Camacho was called with a flagrant foul with 20 seconds left before halftime and the Spicy Oragons already beginning to pull away with a 50-23 advantage after also elbowing Manalang while going for the rebound.
The Spicy Oragons bench was slapped with a technical foul. They later won, 71-59.
Both Marquez and Camacho have already served their bans, but Chan said the additional fine would serve as a warning to the players that dirty plays will not be tolerated in the league.
The PSL’s original fine for a Flagrant Foul Penalty 2 is P5,000.
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