UNIVERSITY of the East center Charles Mammie will miss the team’s next game against University of Santo Tomas on Saturday after being handed a one-game suspension by the UAAP Commissioner’s Office for an altercation with Adamson players in midweek.
UAAP commissioner Chito Loyzaga said Mammie was slapped with another unsportsmanlike foul with an intention to hurt following a commotion on the court at the end of the Red Warriors’ loss Adamson - his second of the season, thus meriting an automatic one-game suspension.
A review of the game tape showed Mammie “confronting, pushing, and kicking” Adamson’s Roider Cabrera in a scuffle that occurred after the Red Warriors lost to the Falcons, 71-78.
“Even as the game is over, you are expected to maintain proper conduct and good behavior in the playing court at all times,” Loyzaga said in the memo to Mammie.
Mammie's first infraction this season came during Saturday’s match against National University where he was caught extending a knee to the groin of center Emmanuel Mbe.
The 6-foot-7 Mammie, a big presence in the paint for UE, is expected to be a big loss for the Red Warriors, who are eager to get back on track against a UST side that is similarly coming off a loss to National University.
Cabrera and UE’s Lord Casajeros were also warned by the league for sparking the near scuffle during the dying moments of the game.
The incident started when Casajeros shoved Cabrera while chasing a loose ball in front of UE’s bench. Cabrera retaliated by warding off Casajeros.