By Jonas Terrado
PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial is looking at the possibility of imposing sanctions against players who took part in a fight that broke out during San Miguel Beer’s practice Sunday morning.
Marcial said fines or suspensions could be handed depending if video evidences or clear eyewitness accounts surface regarding the incident that occurred at the Upper Deck Sports Center in Ortigas.
“Titignan natin kung meron video ng incident pati na rin yung explanation ng San Miguel,” said Marcial.
Sources confirm online reports of the fight involving import Dez Wells, Arwind Santos, Ronald Tubid and Kelly Nabong, putting SMB’s chemistry and resolve to complete the coveted Grand Slam to a severe test.
Spin.ph reported that Wells and Santos had to be separated by cooler heads before Nabong and Tubid exchanged punches in the aftermath of the incident.
The fight came on the day star center June Mar Fajardo and Nabong celebrated their birthdays.
Wells sat out the last two games due to an ankle injury, prompting San Miguel to tap the services of former NBA player John Holland.
It is yet unclear if Wells will be back for the Beermen’s match against TNT KaTropa at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
San Miguel, carrying a 6-4 record, takes on TNT (7-3) with the winner claiming the fourth and final twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.
The Beermen have been on a slump since a 4-0 start, dropping four of its next six outings.