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Former PBA player Mac Cardona arrested on charges stemming from 2020 BGC brawl

Former PBA player Mac Cardona was arrested on Mar. 18 for his role in a brawl in Bonifacio Global City on Feb. 5, 2020.

Mandaluyong City police records showed that Cardona was apprehended by PNP officers PLt. Ryan Marcelo and PLt. Glen Mangalindan along Maysilo Circle in Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong City at around 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The 39-year-old had been served a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Ma. Victoria Q. Padilla-Awid of Taguig MTC Branch 116 last Jan. 25, for charges of serious physical injuries stemming from the brawl.

As of posting time, Cardona is detained at the Custodial Facility Unit inside the Mandaluyong City Police Station and will be presented to the court of origin for proper disposition.

It can be recalled in a video surfaced on social media in February 2020, Cardona could be seen throwing punches and kicks at at least three persons in the parking area of the Uptown Mall in BGC.

Cardona played for 12 seasons in the PBA, most notably for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters from 2005-10. He was Finals MVP in the 2008-09 Philippine Cup and also suited up for the Meralco Bolts, Air21 Express, NLEX Road Warriors, and GlobalPort Batang Pier in a 12-year PBA career.

Cardona owns PBA career averages of 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 428 games. He last played for the San Juan Knights of the MPBL, where he won a title in 2019.

This is not Cardona's first brush-in with the law. In May 2018, he was nabbed for allegedly injuring his live-in partner following a heated argument.