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Mexico’s Copa America team robbed, suspended for prostitute party

Brooks Peck
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As Retired Ronaldo would be quick to tell you, footballers bringing prostitutes back to their hotel rooms can only lead to bad things. This is a lesson that eight members of the U-22 team that will represent Mexico at Copa America learned the hard way.

It turns out that while Gio Dos Santos was chipping in his goal to beat the U.S. in the Gold Cup final, younger brother Jonathan and seven of his teammates -- Israel Jimenez, Nestor Vidrio, Marco Fabian, Jorge Hernandez, Javier Cortes, David Cabrera and Nestor Calderon -- were partying with prostitutes and having their valuables stolen.

From Terra:

The manager of Hotel Quito in Ecuador told ESPN that they have videos showing women entering the rooms of some Mexican players.

"We have videos of females visiting (at least three), entering with the baggage of the team into the area of the players' bedroom," claimed Roberto Ramia.

"In one of the rooms, the National Police found a garbage can with the keys to five of the rooms (they used) and used condoms were also found," Ramia alleged in the program Los Capitanes.

The manager claimed that the keys and condoms were found in room 109, which was used by Nestor Vidrio and Jonathan dos Santos.

This version of events seems to reinforce the theory that the people who robbed players of the Mexican team in Ecuador were able to get the room keys from four prostitutes who allegedly entered the hotel with the players.

On Saturday, computers, iPads, cellphones, documents, and cash were stolen from the rooms of Mexican players in the hotel.

National team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu announced on Tuesday that the eight players had all been suspended for six months and fined after they confessed to what they did. He also said he would "not go into details of what happened."

So when it's not tainted chicken, it's hookers and thieves trying to hold back Mexican football. Temptations: They come in many forms.

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