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PBA upgrades Jones headbutt to Ross, imposes P20K fine

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The PBA Commissioner’s Office fined TNT KaTropa’s Terrence Jones for P20,000 after upgrading his headbutt on San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross to a flagrant foul penalty 2.

The call was elevated following a thorough video review made by the league’s technical committee of Game 3 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Saturday morning.

The former Houston Rocket was assessed a flagrant foul penalty 1 on the floor which only merited a mandatory three-minute benching.

Jones could have been outright ejected had a flagrant penalty2 been immediately called on him at the 5:51 mark of the first period when the incident happened.

Aside from Jones, also penalized was San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger.

A fine of P5,000 was meted on the 6-foot-7 Fil-German bruiser for his flagrant foul penalty one against Jones.