MANILA, Philippines—The Games and Amusements Board on Saturday blacklisted Daniel De Guzman after the San Miguel 3×3 player snubbed a virtual meeting where he was supposed to explain his alleged involvement in a game-fixing scandal.
GAB Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra said administrative proceedings will now go as planned even without De Guzman’s testimony.
“Daniel De Guzman didn’t appear in GAB’s virtual meet invitation today. For failure to appear he is now blacklisted and administrative proceedings shall commence,” said Mitra.
“He shall now be allowed to use his license, in the mean time, and if proven guilty he may lose his professional basketball players license.”
GAB summoned De Guzman on Wednesday to explain his involvement in an alleged game-fixing scandal in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.
Screenshots of his supposed involvement in the case went viral on Facebook after a certain Nai Nuelan posted conversations that included De Guzman.
San Miguel drafted De Guzman 42nd overall in the 2019 Draft but was relegated to the club’s 3×3 squad this season.
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