PBA: SMB suspends Arwind, Nabong, and Tubid for fighting

Paul Lintag on Nov 20, 2019 04:01 PM
PBA: SMB suspends Arwind, Nabong, and Tubid for fighting
The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen (6-4) wrap up the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round against TNT (7-3) Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Winner earns a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

In a crucial move, San Miguel Beer has decided to indefinitely suspend Arwind Santos, Ronald Tubid, and Kelly Nabong.

The three were involved in a fight that broke out in Beermen practice last week. The incident reportedly also included import Dez Wells.

San Miguel didn’t include any updates on Wells in its statement. Wells remained with the team despite being put on the injured reserve list in favor of John Holland.

The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen (6-4) wrap up the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round against TNT (7-3) Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Winner earns a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

Read the full statement below:

 

“To our fans in the PBA:

The management of the San Miguel Beermen has decided to indefinitely suspend Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid, following a tussle that broke at team practice last November 17.

While the conflict has been resolved, and the incident occurred away from the public eye, the San Miguel organization does not tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior.

Basketball is a physical game where emotions can run high, but we believe that PBA players have to be held to a higher standard of professionalism and sportsmanship at all times.

It is for this reason that we’ve come to this decision, even if it impacts our bid for a second franchise Grand Slam. Our commitment now, moving forward, is that we will work doubly hard and play our very best, for our fans and for the organization.”

 

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