The Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has lifted the suspension on ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City guard Rendell Senining.
The 25-year old Senining, who was earlier suspended for the rest of the season in the aftermath of the team’s farcical match against the Siquijor Mystics last April 14, can now rejoin the league after being cleared of any wrongdoing.
The lifting of the suspension, which lasted a total of six games, is conditional and was announced via video prior to the Dumaguete-Tubigon Bohol game Wednesday evening.
“After much thought and consultation with the coaches, the VisMin management team has decided to conditionally lift the suspension of Mr. Rendell Senining,” said league Chief Operating Officer Rocky Chan.
“Rendell Senining has been cleared of any game-fixing allegations in connection to the April 14 game.”
The newly-launched league laid down three conditions for the full lifting of the suspension.
The first was to issue a public apology to fans and his fellow professional players.
“I would personally want to thank the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup for giving me a platform and giving me a second chance to play the game that I love with three conditions. First, I would like to apologize to everyone — to the league and my fellow professional players — for my actions during the Siquijor Mystics game. I know that it was a very bad sight to see and I learned the mistake the hard way. I just want to say sorry sa mga na-affect,” said the 25-year-old Senining on-air.
“Rest assured, if that situation happens again, I know what to do and what I will do will be the right way.”
The second is to avoid a repetition of the offense. Doing so would permanently ban him from any VisMin Super Cup-sanctioned tournament.
The third is to lead and take part in all of the upcoming outreach activities of the league.
“They offered me to lead all of the outreach programs. With that, I accept it,” said Senining.