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    NCAA begins probe into Koga 'larong labas' claim after receiving video evidence

    Oct 29, 2013
    The NCAA has confirmed that it has received evidence that Red Lions guard Ryusei Koga allegedly played in another league on September 17 while the NCAA was ongoing. Dante Peralta

    The NCAA on Tuesday officially began its investigation into the 'larong labas' allegation against San Beda guard Ryusei Koga after the management committee confirmed it has received evidence on the matter.

    “May mga prinesent din na mga videos,” ManCom chairman Dax Castellano said on Tuesday after a board meeting following the playoff between San Sebastian and University of Perpetual Help at The Arena in San Juan.

    Spin.ph on Sunday broke the news that the Lions guard stands accused of playing in another league on September 17 while the NCAA was ongoing.

    [For full story, see 'Larong labas' accusation against Koga imperils San Beda's four-peat quest]

    Officials said the league would not have acted on the matter if the ManCom hadn’t received a formal protest.

    Castellano said the Mancom has now formed a separate committee to look into the matter and expects a decision to be made in the next two days ahead of the Final Four.

    “We’re (now) in the process of investigating this,” said Castellano, admitting part of the evidence was a video of the game played allegedly on September 17 in Paranaque.

    If proven guilty, the league-leading Lions (15-3) will forfeit four won games and drop to fourth spot while moving up second seed Letran to the top, thus arranging a semifinal showdown between the archrivals.

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    The NCAA has confirmed that it has received evidence that Red Lions guard Ryusei Koga allegedly played in another league on September 17 while the NCAA was ongoing. Dante Peralta
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