Ex-PBA cager in trouble for altercation on Camotes Is.

By: Jonas N. Panerio December 22,2016 - 09:02 PM
POLIGRATES (INQUIRER FILE)

POLIGRATES (INQUIRER FILE)

FORMER PBA guard Eliud Poligrates is in a heap of trouble after he and seven others were sued by two men for physical injuries, which they alleged were incurred during an altercation back in October on the island of Camotes.

Poligrates, who last played in PBA in 2015 for the then Kia Carnival, was said to be part of the group that traded blows with another group during a town fiesta on Camotes.

In a talk on Thursday morning, Poligrates did not deny the allegations and said that they were willing to sit down and negotiate a settlement with the plaintiffs, but the latter refused.

“We were willing to negotiate a settlement, but they weren’t so I guess we will just get a lawyer ourselves and face this in court,” said the heavily tattooed guard from the town of Poro, who started to make a name for himself here while playing for Southwestern University (SWU).

Poligrates narrated that he and his group were already on their way home when they were confronted by a group who alleged that a member of the cager’s group had burnt a member of theirs with a cigarette.

“I told them to point that person out to me, and I will personally slap him in front of them,” said Poligrates. When they weren’t able to, Poligrates said that’s when the fisticuffs started.

The incident is another black eye in the colorful career of the high-scoring lefty. While playing for the Cobras in the Cesafi, Poligrates was banned from the league after he was caught playing in another tournament while the school-based competition was still going on. Not long after, he suited for several teams in the defunct Liga Pilipinas before finally finding his niche in the PBA D-League.

He eventually got picked by Talk N Text during the 2013 Draft and has also played for Air21 Express, NLEX and finally, Kia. He also played for Euro-Med in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League earlier this year.

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