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    Balanza, two other Letran players, San Beda's Bonsubre suspended for roles in commotion

    Aug 29, 2016
    Jerick Balanza was called for an unsportsmanlike foul during the game but after a review it was adjusted to a disqualifying foul that merited an automatic one-game suspension. Dante Peralta  

    THE NCAA has suspended three Letran players and one from San Beda for their involvement in a late-game commotion in the NCAA.

    Letran's Jerick Balanza, Christian de la Pena, and Marco Sario, and San Beda's Jun Bonsubre were suspended after a review of the incident.

    [See Letran's McJour Luib accuses Jun Bonsubre of trying to choke him during dust-up]

    De la Pena, Sario, and Bonsubre were suspended for leaving the bench during the commotion that began when Balanza elbowed San Beda's Jomari Presbitero.

    [See Late-game commotion mars San Beda win over Letran in hot-tempered NCAA rematch]

    Balanza’s unsportsmanlike foul was upgraded to a disqualifying foul that merited an automatic one-game suspension.

    [See Letran coach Jeff Napa plays down commotion vs San Beda: 'Nagkilitian lang naman 'yun']

    League commissioner Andy Jao made the recommendation which was upheld by the NCAA Management Committee.

    The three Letran players will miss the match against College of Saint Benilde, while Bonsubre will not see action against Mapua on Thursday.

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    Jerick Balanza was called for an unsportsmanlike foul during the game but after a review it was adjusted to a disqualifying foul that merited an automatic one-game suspension. Dante Peralta  
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