Leave Mario Balotelli alone, Italy coach says
That's the message from Italy coach Cesare Prandelli a day after the striker was accused of drug dealing by a confessed member of the Neopolitan Camorra crime group. The accusation from Armando De Rosa came during testimony in a money laundering trial in which Balotelli also testified in 2011 about his visit to the crime-infested Scampia neighborhood a year earlier. In sworn testimony that was made public Thursday, De Rosa said that after Balotelli watched as cocaine and heroin was sold he jokingly asked if he could sell some, too, and then gave some to a buyer.
Balotelli escaped punishment earlier in 2011 after throwing a dart at a City youth-team player.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online