No NCAA taker for Ayo


    WITH no taker, the door remains shut on former University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo in the NCAA, for now.

    Despite being cleared from any liability in the alleged bubble training by the Sorsogon City PNP and provincial government last Oct. 2, there has been no interest from any school to link up with the champion but controversial Ayo, according to a highly-reliable source.

    “Ang stand ng NCAA is we shall cross the bridge when we get there. Wala pa namang nagpapahiwatig from any of the member schools that they are interested in getting the services of Ayo,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Malaya-Business Insight.

    “Wala sa market iyong coach sa NCAA. Wala sa radar.”

    Ayo was suspended indefinitely in the UAAP last Sept. 4 amid allegations that he broke the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ stringent COVID-19 health protocols when he brought the Growling Tigers’ practice to his hometown in Capuy, Sorsogon City from mid-June to August.

    He stepped down at the helm of UST last Sept. 4 before the UAAP handed the ban.

    UAAP executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag said last Nov. 21 the league is waiting for the government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Justice, and Department of Interior and Local Government to wrap up their probes on the incident before tackling Ayo’s appeal over his suspension.

    The DOJ, however, said last Monday no complaint has been filed against Ayo.