The Bad Boys Club: Ronaldinho, Maradona & Other Football Stars Who Ended Up In Prison
From Field To Prison
The trio was moved to the Agrupacion Especializada — a high-security prison in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. The warden is reportedly making the most of the situation, and has organised a futsal tournament for the facility’s 194 inmates.
The keeper pocketed $64,000 for lending a helping hand. However, he was unceremoniously booted into prison for seven months as it is against Colombian law to profit from kidnapping. “I have made many friends and several have been drug traffickers, I cannot change that,” he said.
He was held guilty on charges of kissing, sexually touching and “grooming” a besotted fan for the “single-minded pursuit of his own sexual gratification”. Investigators subsequently found pornography — reportedly a bestiality video — on his laptop, but not of the victim.
During his stint at Napoli, the Naples mafia reportedly used him as a front, and facilitated his cocaine-fuelled orgies whilst using their clout to grant him immunity from legal sanction. “Probably someone else peed for him,” said former Napoli president Corrado Ferlaino when asked how he continued to pass drug tests. He was also handed a suspended sentence in 1994 for shooting at journalists with an air rifle.