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Santos, Nabong, Tubid suspended indefinitely for scuffle

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San Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid (0:38)

The San Miguel Beermen indefinitely suspended Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid following a Nov. 17 altercation during practice. (0:38)

San Miguel has indefinitely suspended Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid, the team said in a statement released Wednesday.

This development comes after the trio were involved in a scuffle during their November 17 practice.

"While the conflict has been resolved, and the incident occurred away from the public eye, the San Miguel organization does not tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior," the statement read.

"Basketball is a physical game where emotions can run high, but we believe that PBA players have to be held to a higher standard of professionalism and sportsmanship at all times."

According to a team official, the tussle broke out after import Dez Wells went at Santos after getting knocked down by a hard screen. Tubid then came to Santos' defense, while Nabong joined in to back Wells.

The suspensions will impact the Beermen, who will miss the trio when they take on the TNT KaTropa (7-3) on Wednesday.

San Miguel (6-4) will also be going with former NBA player John Holland for the third time in its bid to clinch the final twice-to-beat advantage for the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals.

"It is for this reason that we've come to this decision, even if it impacts our bid for a second franchise grand slam. Our commitment now, moving forward, is that we will work doubly hard and play our very best, for our fans and for the organization," the statement closed.