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BC-SOC--Russia-Players Sentenced

May 8, 2019
Two Russian soccer players have been sentenced to 1½ years in prison for their part in a drunken bar fight last year. Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev and Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin were arrested in October after assaulting a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot.

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian soccer players have been sentenced to 1½ years in prison for their part in a drunken bar fight last year.

Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev and Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin were arrested in October after assaulting a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot. The pair then assaulted a trade ministry employee and his associate in cafe.

A court charged the pair with hooliganism and harming an individual’s health.

Mameyev was sentenced to 17 months while Kokorin received 18. They will serve reduced sentences of 6½ and 7½ months for time already served.

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