TNT import Ivan Johnson fined P250k, banned from PBA

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For his actions in TNT’s game against Meralco Saturday, import Ivan Johnson has been banned from playing in the PBA.

He was also slapped with a P250,000 fine by the PBA Commmissioner’s Office.

The sanctions were for “addressing the Commissioner with profanities and showing utter disrespect for authority,” according to the statement from the league.

Johnson, who was coming off a one-game suspension, was thrown out in the second quarter after incurring a flagrant foul penalty one. Earlier, he had been slapped with a technical foul.

The import hurled expletives towards PBA Commissioner Narvasa after his ejection.