De la salle-College of Saint Benilde players Jimboy Pasturan and Taine Davis continued the filing of a physical injuries complaint against John Amores of Jose Rizal University.
Pasturan and Davis filed the complaint against Amores this Friday at the San Juan Prosecutor's Office.
Amores punched Pasturan and Davis when the former rushed to the bench of Saint Benilde, in the last quarter of their match on Tuesday.
Only Benilde was up 71-51, with only 3:22 left in the game when the chaos occurred.
Benilde coach Charles Tiu acted as a witness in the complaint. He said that his team is ready to move on from the incident and that they will put everything through the right steps.
“For us, it's just really an unfortunate incident that we felt really could have been avoided if they were able to keep emotions a little bit in check. We felt it's a game won for us,” said Tiu.
“I wish it was over and none of this should have happened, and we have guys punched. I guess that's part of life, part of basketball, and I'm just thankful that none of the other guys got hurt right now,” he continued.
Benilde players file case against John Amores
Despite the circumstances, Tiu said he encouraged his team to learn to forgive.
“But we're still gonna take the right actions that need to be done,” he insisted.
John Amores has been suspended indefinitely from playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA Season 98 after his incident attacking and punching two players from the opposing College of St. Benilde-Blazers on Tuesday, November 8.
It is evident in the circulating videos that John Amores punched Pasturan in the eye while Davis punched him in the jaw, causing him to faint for a few minutes. Amores was immediately taken out of the court.
Aside from the NCAA, the leadership of JRU, the same school that John Amores attends, has also released an official statement.
“The University has therefore decided that Mr. John Anthony Walker Amores will be suspended indefinitely. This means that he will not play for the remainder of the NCAA Season 98 basketball games of the Heavy Bombers nor participate in team practices,” they said.