The Alaska Aces have suspended their star player Calvin Abueva indefinitely for failing to report for practice for more than a week without properly informing team management and coaching staff.
“The Alaska Aces has placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advice the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts,” said team owner Wilfred Uytengsu through a message posted on the team’s Twitter account.
— Alaska Aces (@Alaska_Aces) June 9, 2018
Alaska coach Alex Compton earlier bared that Abueva hasn’t returned any of his messages and that nobody in their organization could reach the troubled forward.
“While we understand Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team. The suspension is effective immediately,” added Uytengsu.
The team, however, is allowing Abueva to join Gilas Pilipinas in the 3rd window of the 1st round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers which is scheduled on June 29 against Chinese Taipei and July 2 against powerhouse Australia. That is if coach Chot Reyes is interested in including the controversial former San Sebastian Stag in the Final 12.
The Aces, currently at solo 3rd with a 5-1 card, is already without rookie Jeron Teng who is still recovering from stab wounds which were inflicted during an early morning brawl at the BGC parking lot last June 2.