Barako Bull forward/center Don Allado was slapped with a one conference suspension by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after posting his allegations against the PBA that games were fixed by the league on Twitter.
Allado was also fined P500,000 by the PBA as a punishment for damaging the credibility of the basketball league and showing unsportsmanlike behavior.
His team Barako Bull recently lost in a do-or-die game versus Powerade.
On his Twitter account, Allado tweeted that he was disappointed in the PBA and stated that the league has little credibility left.
“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,” ani Allado sa Twitter. “I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to #PBA . In my opinion, this league has little credibility left.”
The monetary fine against Allado is said to be the biggest punishment that has be given to a player in the history of the basketball league.
In the meantime, Allado apologized concerning his allegations against the league, according to reports.
“It’s not my intention to blame the PBA. My frustrations got the best of me, frustrations of winning the game, frustrations of losing my bonuses, frustrations on my contract,” said Allado “The PBA is my home, I would never do anything to harm its name and integrity,” he said. “There’s no game-fixing in the PBA, there never was. I’m sorry for what happened, I hope the fans could forgive me and put it behind.”
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