Ronaldo: Prostitution, Drinks and Weight
The tale of decadence which the life of Ronaldo has become does not stop. It’s all over the Brazilian press the newest adventure of the forward. And probably you read somewhere. On Thursday, Corinthians’ players had the day off in Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo. They had to be back to the hotel by 11 pm. Ronaldo got there 5:30 am. The next day, he did not practice – Corinthians says he was supposed to take part on that session anyway. But still, Ronaldo was punished with 10% of his salary.
Now, the details start to emerge in the newspapers and blogs of journalists . Ronaldo went to a night club which is a known place for prostitution (http://www.popsdrink.com.br/) in the town. He spent 2 thousand reais (a little less than a thousand dollars) in drinks. Another, 150 reais (less than 75 dollars) with at least two different girls. Not only did he drink, but rumors say that he was under the effect of more things than alcohol (a reminder: the region of Presidente Prudente is famous for a product that Maradona would have loved back in the day). What’s worse: Andre Sanches, president of Corinthians, and Antonio Carlos Zago, the ex-defender and now a Corinthians official, were with him. The supposed punishment is likely not to happen.
The morning after the great night, there was a lot of confusion and lack of solid information. First, there was a rumor that Ronaldo was going to do a press conference, which never happened. Then, the rumor was that Andre Sanches was going to talk. He declined and supposedly said the official statement saying Ronaldo was punished was enough. Some of the rumors in the press, say Andre Sanches slept at Antonio Carlos’ place to avoid showing up at the hotel after the big party.
Needless to say coach Mano Menezes is angry. Needless to say Ronaldo entered in a black hole. Still, there is no deadline for him to play. In the meantime, Corinthians, who expected to get the biggest contract for sponsorship in Brazil with Ronaldo, found none. Who wants to be associated with this Ronaldo?
This Saturday Ronaldo was caught training. And he doesn’t look good. Sad.