Mexico’s Problems Continue

28 Jun

Not a good year for the Mexican National Team. First there was the doping scandal (which didn’t stop them from winning the Gold Cup). Now, 8 players have been caught with hookers and sent home.

Eight Mexican players sent home from Copa
Updated Jun 28, 2011 1:56 PM ET

Eight players from Mexico’s Copa America team were handed six month suspensions for violating team training rules, the result of a scandal involving prostitutes visiting players at the team’s hotel in Quito, Ecuador.

The Mexican team, in Ecuador preparing for the start of South America’s championship, is made up of under-22 level players, including Barcelona’s Jonathan dos Santos (pictured above).

The younger brother of senior national team star Giovani, Jonathan is the most prominent player excused from the team for ethical violations and breaking team rules, according to the Mexican Football Federation. He is also accused, along with Nestor Vidrio, of leading the prostitutes into player rooms at Quito’s Intercontinental Hotel.

The scandal was uncovered after various national team members reported the theft of iPhones and iPads from their rooms. According to, review of the security tape by hotel personnel showed players letting prostitutes along with the alleged robbers into their hotel rooms.

The players named are: Israel Jimenez, Nestor Vidrio, dos Santos, Marco Fabian, Jorge Hernandez, Javier Cortes, David Cabrera and Nestor Calderon. They will be replaced by Kristian Alvarez, Antonio Gallardo, Edgar Pacheco, Alan Pulido, Emilio Orrantia Ulises Davila, Diego de Buen and Oswaldo Alanis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Might I suggest vegetarianism and celibacy the next time that you’ve got a big tournament coming up, gentlemen? Just sayin’

2 Responses to “Mexico’s Problems Continue”

  1. Maisoun June 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    “Vegetarianism & Celibacy” translate that to Spanish & they’ve got a new motto 😉 They can even have their own little jersey patches made!

  2. shiggers June 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Good grief!

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