ATENEO will be seeking stiffer penalties for Far Eastern University enforcer Arvie Bringas when the UAAP board convenes on Friday.
Ateneo athletic director Ricky Palou said Bringas deserves a more severe punishment than the automatic one-game suspension handed by the league and the one-game ban meted by FEU on the slotman for spitting on Eagles center Justin Chua on Saturday.
“I think he should get a stiffer penalty than what he got,” Palou told Spin.ph, confirming that he will bring up the matter to the board in its regular monthly meeting on Friday.
“Tingnan mo naman kung ano ang pinag-gagawa n’ya during that game,” he added.
Aside from spitting on Chua which led to his ejection and automatic suspension, Bringas also caused a commotion after the game when he approached Ateneo’s team bus with some companions and tried to pick a fight with the Eagles players, Palou claimed.
“Pinag-hahamon nya ng suntukan ang mga players namin,” Palou said.
However, the former PBA official denied rumors that the Eagles will be seeking a life ban for Bringas, a third-year player in Bert Flores’ team.
“Hindi naman ganoon. Malay mo, baka dumating ang araw maging livelihood pa nya ang basketball so ayaw naman naming sirain ‘yon,” Palou said. “Gusto lang naming maturuan s’ya ng leksyon.”
As it is, Bringas missed the Tamaraws’ win against National University on Sunday and will likewise sit out the match against University of the East on Saturday.