Corinthians have finally settled on what must be done to get melt away all the fat and the craziness: lock him in a hotel and force feed him healthy foods.
It's been almost a full year since Adriano joined Corinthians after his three-year contract with Roma was terminated seven months in. An Achilles injury, weight gain and allegations of accidentally shooting a woman in the hand while riding in a car have all hindered Adriano and contributed to him playing just a handful of matches and scoring one measly goal for Corinthians. So, with O Imperador's place in the squad for Copa Libertadores in doubt, it is time for extreme measures.
From the AP:
The team says Adriano will have to stay inside the hotel at the team's headquarters at least through the weekend, eating only what doctors give him and practicing three times a day.
Corinthians physical trainer Fabio Mahseredjian says the team "locked" Adriano in because he won't improve his condition unless he stops eating excessively.
If this is how Corinthians are now handling their talented but portly goal scorers, then Ronaldo probably retired at the right time. At 29, that probably isn't what Adriano wants to do, but how hard could it be for a man of his size to break through a locked hotel door?
Here's an artist's rendering of Adriano escaping his hotel prison...