pinkpink: TNT imposes $10,000 fine on Rice Jr.
TNT imposes $10,000 fine on Rice Jr.
TNT KaTropa on Wednesday announced that it has fined controversial import Glen Rice Jr. $10,000 for "undesirable, unprofessional, unruly and unsportsmanlike behavior." This is on top of the P26,000 that the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) docked from Authentic Brett Cecil Womens Jersey Rice Jr. for various infractions. Rice Jr.was a highly productive import who averaged 32.88 points, 11.25 rebounds, 4.88 assists per game for the KaTropa in the season-ending Governors' Cup. But his stint ended in disarray, as he was thrown out of TNT's do-or-die game against Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals after shoving Kevin Ferrer to the court then throwing the ball at him. This ejection, which came in the closing minutes of the first quarter of Game 4, was the final straw for the franchise. "The team management has imposed upon Mr. Rice a fine in the amount of $10,000, considering www.officialbaseballcardinalsstore.com/Chris_Carpenter_Jersey his behavior in TNT's last game, which constitutes willful violation and breach of his contract," TNT said in a statement. Argentina stalwart Javier Mascherano failed to deal with a speculative long ball forward from Dario Aimar, directing a headed clearance into the path of Romario Ibarra. Ibarra calmly headed to team-mate Roberto Ordones who then steered a header back to Ibarra for the Universidad Catolica midfielder. It was the worst possible start for a shell-shocked Argentina, who had kicked off chasing their first victory in the Ecuadoran capital since 2001. For a while Argentina struggled to get to grips with a vibrant Ecuador, who looked to push Authentic Francois Beauchemin Womens Jersey forward at every opportunity. But it was not long before Messi stamped his authority on proceedings, hauling his team back into the contest with a composed opening goal. The equaliser came in the 12th minute when Messi darted forward and quickly released Angel Di Maria down the left. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker duly returned the favour as Messi raced into the penalty area to poke home a low finish past Maximo Banguera. Eight minutes later and Messi had fired Argentina into the lead with another virtuoso strike. When a loose ball fell kindly to the 30-year-old's feet just outside the area, Messi www.officialavalancheauthentic.com/Carl_Soderberg_Jersey accelerated past a clutch of yellow shirts and uncorked a thunderous left-foot shot which flew into the top corner. Messi's double-blast galvanised Argentina, who gradually grew in confidence through the remainder of the half, carefully maintaining possession to frustrate Ecuador's hopes of regaining the initiative. "His undesirable, unprofessional, unruly and unsportsmanlike behavior adversely affected not only the Team’s image but the brand and corporate reputation of the PLDT Group as well," it added. According to TNT, Rice had promised to comply with their rules and regulations, which included conducting himself in a "gentlemanly manner at all times." Given his infraction, TNT says it will deduct from Rice's final compensation the combined amount of the PBA fine and the team fine – a total of P541,550. "This is without prejudice however to whatever legal right TNT may have against Mr. Rice for damages and other available remedies under our contract," the team added. Without Rice, TNT squandered a double-digit lead and lost to Ginebra in Game 4, 115-105, to end their campaign in the Governors' Cup.