The management of Manila Stars Frontrow, a team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), is set to file charges against former Arellano University spitfire Kent Salado.
The 24-year old Salado, who was drafted 22nd overall in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft by Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel, allegedly has an existing contract with his MPBL team which lasts until March 2020.
“We want to set the record straight that no one from Salado’s camp has approached the Manila Stars management to discuss his situation. This is even after he was given ample time to explain his side as we took into consideration that he may have simply overlooked his obligations with the team,” read the team’s statement.
Salado, apparently, has stopped attending the team’s practices, functions and games.
“The continuous blatant failure to comply on his (Salado) end of the contract will force us to take legal action,” read part of the statement which was signed by team owner Roman Ang.
The team has reportedly called the attention of PBA commissioner Willie Marcial with regards to the matter.
The Gin Kings chose Salado, who was taken in by the Stars after his stint with the Chiefs in the NCAA, in the latter part of the 2nd round after snagging Arvin Tolentino in the 1st and then Jerrick Balanza a few picks later.