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Danny I Denies Poaching Allegation

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Danny Ildefonso quickly cleared his name on the alleged poaching incident that happened on Rhenz Abando and NU Bulldogs.

Numerous reports surfaced that the NU assistant coach was the one who talked to the UST swingman in the middle of the season.

“Malinis ang konsensya ko. God knows na hindi ako magsisinungaling tungkol diyan. Wala akong mapapala diyan,” Ildefonso said.

The two-time PBA MVP, however, admitted that he knew Abando ever since due to the fact that both of then are Ilocanos.

“Kilala ko na siya ever since. Gusto ko siya kasi Ilokano at kapitbahay namin siya sa Urdaneta. ‘Di ko in-expect na tatangkad siya ng ganoon,” he testified.

Ildefonso also said that the last time him and the La Union native communicated was before the season started.

“Noong December, pinapapunta ko siya sa bahay pero ‘di lang siya nakapunta kasi gabi na,” he said.

“Hindi ko ikakaila. Ang huling usap ko with Rhenz is one month before the UAAP, pero hindi ko siya kausap during the season.”