August 14, 2008

This is Football's Biggest Player Fine Ever: Adrian Mutu can finally count the true cost of his positive drugs test while a Chelsea player after Fifa yesterday ordered him to pay 13.8m in damages to his former club. It is the biggest fine ever handed down against a football player.

posted by tifosinyc to football at 06:45 PM - 5 comments

That's 13.9 million BPS. So it's roughly $27 million dollars US.

posted by tifosinyc at 06:47 PM on August 14, 2008

Am I understanding this correctly? His contract was canceled because of drug use, so they didn't have to pay him. Then Chelsea gets awarded the money he would have made.

posted by bperk at 10:17 PM on August 14, 2008

bperk, I think the award is to compensate Chelsea for the fee they paid for him in the first place. They paid Parma 22.4 million EURO for him. Caveat emptor would seem not to apply.

posted by JJ at 03:40 AM on August 15, 2008

It's alright, they have agreed that he can pay it back at 5 quid a week.

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:18 PM on August 15, 2008

Funny, Fat Buddha. Does that include interest?

posted by georgieB at 05:19 PM on August 15, 2008

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