Nuno Ribeiro, sporting director of W52-FC Porto, and Jose Rodriguez, sporting director of Fortunna-Maia, were released after “Operation Prova Limpa”, launched by Judicial Police and the ADoP, late Sunday afternoon. He was heard at the first interrogation by the judge of the Court of Porto, who issued a decision banning the exercise of functions, due to suspicion of doping in the team and cheating sports truth.
They will also have to present themselves every week at the police station in their respective areas of residence, not being able to communicate with each other, as well as with others involved in the process, who are deduced to be cyclists who were competing in the Grand Prix O Jogo.
Awaiting developments “in good conscience”, director and sponsor of W52-FC Porto, Adriano Quintanilha. “There are two things I am sure of: neither our president nor the direction of Futebol de Porto have demanded victories at any cost. I have never demanded that Nuno Ribeiro and the cyclists win dishonestly. The rest is hard to control. This morning [ontem] I spoke to one of the riders on the ADoP-controlled team, who said he made sure everyone was clean. Now if banned products are seized, I don’t know, it belongs to whoever owned it in the end, with having to justify it to whoever deserves it ”, reinforced the apparel businessman with our newspaper.
“I have never been involved in doping cases, and no one can accuse me of anything, but if there are criminals, justice must be done. What cannot be questioned is my character and the foundation of FC Porto. Let’s not make hasty decisions. If there are serious cases, we will with The club’s management is analyzing the situation and taking appropriate action. Otherwise, we will continue to fight because anyone who knows me knows that I don’t give up easily.”
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