Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina, as well as clubs Napoli, Palermo and Sassuolo, won’t be investigated by the FIGC for alleged links to the Camorra.
The Neapolitan anti-mafia commission is investigating Reina, Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica for associating with the mafia, though no charges have been brought.
All three maintain that they were merely introduced to people associated with the local crime syndicates at parties or sponsorship events, unaware of their identities.
The FIGC’s prosecutor wanted to bring charges against all three players, their three clubs and a number of staff members, but they won’t face any sporting sanction.
“The Tribunale Federale Nazionale has declared inadmissable the referral of the clubs Napoli, Città di Palermo and Sassuolo; as well as the players Paolo Cannavaro, Josè Manuel Paez Reina, the team manager Giovanni Paolo De Matteis, the head of the ticket office and security delegate Luigi Cassano, the marketing manager Alessandro Formisano and Coach Salvatore Aronica as part of the investigation by the Neapolitan anti-mafia commission,” a statement confirms.
The prosecutor had initially called for a three-month ban for Reina, four for Aronica and 10 for Cannavaro.
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