UNIVERSITY of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol has been slapped a three-game ban for committing “continuous flagrant acts of aggression” in the Maroons’ 63-89 loss to defending champion Ateneo on Sunday at the end of the UAAP men’s basketball first round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Already automatically suspended in the Fighting Maroons’ first second round game this weekend, Perasol was given additional sanctions by commissioner Jensen Ilagan in a memorandum sent yesterday.
Feeling that he had enough of several non-calls in the third period, Perasol was ejected at the 6:23 mark for charging at referee Jaime Rivano.
Perasol was seen giving a fighting stance at the game official before being restrained by his players. He was handed two technical fouls for his unsportsmanlike behavior that led to his disqualification.
Based on this year’s UAAP general tournament guidelines, “A student-athlete, coach, trainer, or team manager, team official or any accompanying delegation member who is disqualified, thrown out of or ejected from unsportsmanlike behavior from the game by the concerned game official shall not be allowed to play in the immediately succeeding game. Should said game be canceled, the suspension will be served in the game that immediately follows.”
Aside from missing UP’s game against Far Eastern University on Sunday, Perasol will also serve his suspension in the Oct. 12 match with University of the East and Oct. 16 duel with University of Santo Tomas.
“Do acknowledge that similar actions of the same grain shall be dealt with similar penalties,” said Ilagan.
Last season, Perasol was also suspended for one game for his similar actions in the Maroons’ 79-87 first round loss to the Blue Eagles.