UNIVERSITY of the East coach Boycie Zamar has launched an appeal before the UAAP board to lift the one-game suspension slapped on center Charles Mammie by the Commissioner’s Office.
In a letter addressed to UAAP president Fr. Max Rendon, Zamar cited the absence of due process when the suspension was slapped on Mammie, who incurred his second 'unsportsmanlike foul with an intention to hurt' after a video review made by basketball commissioner Chito Loyzaga.
According to a memo from the UAAP Commissioner’s Office, Mammie was slapped with a second unsportsmanlike foul with an intention to hurt after a video review showed Mammie “confronting, pushing, and kicking” Adamson’s Roider Cabrera after their match on Wednesday against the Falcons.
Under UAAP rules, a second unsportsmanlike foul with an intention to hurt merits an automatic one-game suspension.
Zamar said that the school only learned about the second infraction through the media and hasn’t received any memo from the commissioner.
Zamar also said that he hasn’t even received a memo on the first warning, which Mammie got during Saturday’s game against National University.
“I hope and pray this appeal will have a positive response from the UAAP Board of Trustees and thus show to our UAAP followers that due process is being observed by the board,” said Zamar.
Loyzaga declined to comment on the matter as he has not received information about Zamar’s appeal.
With Loyzaga’s decision, Mammie will miss the Red Warriors’ game against University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.