MANILA, Philippines—Embattled player John Amores aired his side after two weeks of silence, explaining his reason for his violent outburst on November 8 in an NCAA men’s basketball game.
Appearing on PlayItRight TV, Amores said he has been dealing with “big” personal problems and that may have triggered his rampage during the game that led to physical injuries on St. Benilde player Taine Davis and Jimboy Pasturan.
“Family problems are part of it, just mixed in with all the others. I haven’t been able to see my baby for a while. I’ve been with her since she was born, taking care of her, and now I’m not and I’m not used to it,” Amores said in Filipino in an interview with Quinito Henson and Dyan Castillejo.
The 25-year-old also said that has also spoken with his JRU Heavy Bombers team, from which he has expelled following the…