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    Hands-off approach as UAAP leaving Hargrove's fate to FEU

    Feb 27, 2013

    THE UAAP has no specific rules on drug-related cases and leaves it up to member schools on whether or not to reprimand or sanction athletes involved in such incidents.

    This was explained by UAAP secretary-treasurer Junel Baculi on Wednesday, in light of the arrest of Far Eastern University big man Anthony Hargrove for alleged possession of marijuana.

    Hargrove and a Canadian companion, identified as Adam Mohammed who reports said is serving residency with the Tamaraws, were arrested just outside the FEU campus on Wednesday.

    Police said they found a cigarette stick and a sachet in the players' possession which they suspect is marijuana.

    As of posting time, police have yet to announce if they are filing charges against the pair. FEU also has yet to issue a statement regarding the case.

    Baculi said the league has no rules covering Hargrove’s case, adding they are leaving it to the schools on possible sanctions if and when charges are filed against the players.

    “Wala kaming rules sa ganoon because it’s purely an internal matter,” said Baculi, who is also a coach of the Globalport Batang Pier in the PBA. “University na ang bahala diyan.”

    Baculi said the league will take a "hands-off" approach on the issue.

    “Besides, he has not been convicted yet,” said Baculi.

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