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And Chelsea get richer…

From BBC Sport:

Fifa has ordered former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu to pay the club £13.68m in damages for breach of contract after he tested positive for cocaine.

Chelsea signed the Romanian from Parma for £15m in 2003 but the following year he tested positive and was given a seven-month worldwide football ban.

Earlier in the year lawyer Cristian Sarbu said Fifa told Mutu to pay £9.6m but the fine was raised on appeal.

Chelsea said they were “delighted” by the ruling.

After being sacked by Chelsea and serving his ban, Mutu joined Juventus in January 2005, and at the end of the following season he moved to his current side, Fiorentina.

“This is a very significant decision for football,” said a statement on the Chelsea website.

“Not only did the Dispute Resolution Chamber make us a very significant monetary award, it also recognised the damaging effect incidents involving drugs has on football and the responsibility we all have in this area.”

Mutu can now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

What a silly boy.

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “And Chelsea get richer…

  1. Fair play – he screwed up and is paying the price.

    Posted by col | August 14, 2008, 11:37 pm
  2. It’s not like Newcastle had the same guts as Chelsea (Barton v. Mutu)…. not often you can say that?

    Posted by col | August 14, 2008, 11:38 pm

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