CONTROVERSIAL Far Eastern University big man Arvie Bringas will not be allowed to play in the rematch between Far Eastern University and National University on September 23.
The FEU enforcer sat out the September 2 match as he served out a league-imposed ban for spitting on Ateneo's Justin Chua during the Tamaraws' previous game against Ateneo.
UAAP secretary-general Junel Baculi of host NU said Bringas' status remains unchanged in the rematch, which the league board ordered after overruling the referees' decision to count RR Garcia's marginal, last-second layup.
“The same conditions before that game applies,” said Baculi.
His stand was seconded by Commissioner Ato Badolato who said: “According to the board, yes, he (Bringas) won’t be playing in that game.”
The FEU toughie also sat out the game against on University of the East Saturday to serve out a separate ban slapped on him by the school for the same offense, but he will be eligible to play by Thursday when the Tamaraws take on University of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the UAAP board also ordered that statistics of the controversial Bulldogs-Tamaraws game be stricken off the record books.
The game saw notable statistical performances, none more special than that of NU star Bobby Ray Parks who had 26 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two block shots against the Tamaraws.
Terrence Romeo also had 20 points for FEU.