ABS-CBNNews.com reports that 6’6" Barako Bull center/power forward Don Allado "was meted a one-conference ban from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), as well as a ₱500,000 fine, for his Twitter rant against the league." According to the PBA, the amound will be divided as follows: ₱300,000 to the players’ educational trust fund and P200,000 to a charitable institution of Allado’s choice.
The report noted that Allado "accused the PBA of game fixing shortly after his team's loss to Powerade." The report noted that Allado posted this statement on Twitter: "I can accept losing to teams. But I can’t accept losing because of referees. I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to PBA. In my opinion, the league has little credibility left." He also tweered, "I’m the guy that says what others can’t. #PBA games are fixed. They control who is in & who is out. It’s a disgrace to be in this league."
The report revealed that on Thursday, July 5, after meeting with PBA commissioner Chito Salud, "Allado retracted his game-fixing claims." Once again, on Twitter, he posted this statement: "There is no game-fixing in the PBA, and there never was." He then added, "It was not my intention to blame the whole league. I want to apologize to the whole league, the fans, the players... I hope the fans can forgive me for what happened."
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