Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FIFA Referee Byron Moreno Sentenced

Back almost a year ago, we spoke about Byron Moreno and the trouble he was in regarding his arrest for heroin possession. These stories are here for reference:
Well Moreno plead guilty to heroin possession and smuggling charges and sentenced to 2 1/2 years (source). This was down from a possible maximum of 10 years, and reduced further as he has apparently been a model prisoner in the federal jail in Brooklyn. One of the mitigating factors in reducing his sentence ... he created a prison soccer league.

A sad fall from grace in my opinion. World Cup referee to prison rec league organizer.

Moreno will be deported back to his native Ecuador following his sentence.

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