JRU cager John Amores levied with severe sanctions by NCAA, JRU after brawl vs. St. Benilde

The NCAA and Jose Rizal University have come down with heavy penalties on forward John Amores, who has been slapped with an “indefinite ban” and an “indefinite suspension” by the two organizations respectively.

The decisions come in the wake of the ugly incident on Tuesday that saw Amores charge toward the bench of the College of St. Benilde and punch four players including Liloan native Jimboy Pastoran who sustained a black eye.

NCAA Management Committee member Fr. Vic Calvo of Letran announced the penalties that they deemed necessary not only on Amores but also other players of JRU and Benilde.

"Violence has no place in the NCAA. The Mancom condemns and will not tolerate any acts of violence that will endanger our athletes, participants officials supporters and the public. The safety of everyone is our primordial concern," said Calvo.

JRU’s representative to the league’s management committee, Paul Supan, also announced that Amores will no longer suit up for JRU this season and has been banned from participating in practices as well.

"Jose Rizal University, as one of the oldest members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, has always supported the objectives of the association to promote sportsmanship, camaraderie, and good values among students of the member schools. In line with this mission, the university does not condone violence in any form," the school’s statement read.

“We apologize to the whole basketball community, particularly to our NCAA family for this incident. Violence has no part in the sport of basketball, and as a member of the NCAA, we shall continue to uphold the highest ideals of collegiate athletic competitions,” the statement continued.