Carl Cruz "regretful" for offense leading to FIBA ban

Carl Cruz expressed his regret on the Gilas-Australia brawl. PBA Media Bureau (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO--Carl Cruz expressed his sadness after finding out that FIBA suspended him for five games following his role in the infamous brawl between Gilas and Australia on July 2.

"Regretful pa rin ako sa nangyari na ayun, na-suspend ako for five games, di ako makakatulong sa team," the Alaska forward said on Friday night, a day after the verdict was released.

On the biggest lesson he learned from the incident, he said, "Control your emotions para isipin mo kung anong mas importante sa career mo."

The usually mild-mannered Cruz was at his usual self on Friday as he helped the Aces clobber the San Miguel Beermen in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals at the Ynares Center.

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