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Pacquiao Pal Files 'Unlimited' Civil Case vs Trainer Roach

Written By David D'Angelo on Sunday, January 11, 2009 | 1/11/2009

LOS ANGELES, California ― Gregorio "Greg" Asuncion, a Fil-Am long-time friend of world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, has filed "unlimited" civil case against the boxer's trainer Freddie Roach, the Wild Card gym boxing club, and "Does 1 to 100″ in relation to an alleged mauling incident inside the gym on October 20, 2008. (Reference: PACQUIAO PAL FILES 'UNLIMITED' CIVIL CASE VS TRAINER ROACH By Alex P. Vidal)

The case, a complaint for damages on assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, premises liability, and loss of consortium, was filed by Asuncion's lawyer, Robert H. McNeill, Jr. of the famed Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt law corporation based on Flower St., here on November 20, 2008.

The incident allegedly happened after Asuncion, known within Team Pacquiao as "The Sheriff" because he works at the LA County Sheriff's Office, escorted Pacquiao from The Palazzo apartment to the Wild Card gym on Vine St., Hollywood.

When he sat inside the gym, Asuncion said he was asked by security chief Rob Peters to leave because Roach did not want so many people inside.

As he was preparing to leave, Asuncion said, "Suddenly Freddy hit me from the back of my neck… so powerful that I fell on my knees. He told me to get hell out of the gym and I said okay."

"On my way to the door I fell again because I felt dizzy. Slowly I got up again and proceed to go outside and I can hear his personnel yelling at me that I'm acting," he continued.

Asuncion said he called 911 for help and the paramedics and police arrived at the gym. He was put on a stretcher, and given a neck brace before being taken to the hospital [...]

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