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Latino Daily News

Wednesday June 29, 2011

Mexican Soccer Players Suspended For Having Sex With Prostitutes

Mexican Soccer Players Suspended For Having Sex With Prostitutes

Photo: Marco Fabian, one of eight suspended players of Mexico's national soccer team

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Eight players from Mexico’s national team have reportedly been suspended after being caught with prostitutes.

The players have been suspended for six months for violating the team’s code of discipline after allegations arose that they invited prostitutes over to their hotel rooms in Quito, Ecuador.

“They are young and can make mistakes but also must bear the consequences, assuming responsibility,” Gonzalez Inarritu told Mexico’s El Universal newspaper.

Israel Jimenez, Nestor Vidrio, Jonathan Dos Santos, Marco Fabian, Jorge Hernandez, Javier Cortes, David Cabrera and Nestor Calderon are the players suspended and fined 50,000 ($4,200) pesos just days before the Copa America, South America’s premier soccer tournament.

The tournament was set to kick off on Friday, and the team was set to leave Ecuador for the tournament in Argentina for the July 4th game against Chile.

Reports state that the players’ sexcapades were revealed when the players reported that iPads, cell phones, and cash was missing from their rooms. When officials took a look at the hotel’s security footage they saw six women being escorted into the hotel by a team representative.

Inarritu extended an apology to fans saying, “this type of [event] should not occur again.”

Each of the players in under 22 years old.