Rice Jr. gets final P500k fine from TNT

Rice Jr. gets final P500k fine from TNT
Following Rice's ejection in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup semifinals against Ginebra Sunday and the team's subsequent series loss to the Gin Kings, 1-3, the KaTropa fined Rice $10,000.

The relationship between Glen Rice Jr. and TNT did not end well.

Following Rice's ejection in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup semifinals against Ginebra Sunday and the team's subsequent series loss to the Gin Kings, 1-3, the KaTropa fined Rice $10,000.

That's around P500,000 and is on top of the P26,000 fined he got from the PBA for his Game 4 ejection.

In a report by PBA Press Corps president Gerry Ramos, the TNT fine is a result of Rice's "willful violation" and breach of contract.

“As a consequence, the team is deducting from his final compensation the amount of the PBA fine plus the team fine,” team manager Virgil Villavicencio said in a statement via Ramos.

“This is without prejudice however, to whatever legal right TnT may have against Mr. Rice for damages and other available remedies under contract,” Villavicencio added.

Rice's downfall came late in the first quarter of Game 4 after he was involved in an incident with Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer.

[Related: Rice Jr. ejected early in Game 4 after shoving Ferrer]

Rice ended up shoving Ferrer to the floor and threw the ball at the direction of his face. Before he made his exit, the high-scoring import and son of NBA Champion Glen Rice, was seen exchanging words with TNT alternate governor Pato Gregorio.

After his ejection, Rice spent some minutes at the TNT locker room before leaving the arena. He left for the US Tuesday evening.

 

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