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Diego Maradona parties hard amid sex scandal

Diego Maradona (photo: Getty Images)

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona continues his ugly fall from grace.

Russian journalist Ekaterina Nadolskaya accused the 56-year-old of sexually harassing her in his hotel room shortly after the Confederations Cup final on Sunday between Germany and Chile. 

That hasn’t deterred Maradona from going out and acting carelessly as of late. 

On his way to Naples for a ceremony in his honor, Maradona was shown feasting and taking shots on his private jet in what looked like a pretty heavy pregame. 

Upon his arrival to the ceremony, he seemed inebriated leading up to events that ended up with him shirtless on top of a car.  

Considered one of the best to ever play the beautiful game, Maradona’s long list of accomplishments on the pitch include a triumph at the 1986 World Cup, two league titles while playing with Italian side Napoli and a Europa League title in 1989.

But he’s had a long list of troubles as well:

1984: While playing for Barcelona, Maradona sparked a brawl following the Spanish Cup Final against Athletic Bilbao:

1991: Suspended 15 months for testing positive for cocaine while playing for Napoli.

1994: Sent home from the 1994 World Cup in the United States due to a failed drug test. Maradona tested positive for ephedrine and was banned for 15 months.

1998: Given a suspended jail sentence after shooting journalists with an air rifle in 1994. 

2013: Served with a $37.4 million tax bill by Italian authorities after evading payments while at Napoli from 1984-1991.


Considered by many to be the Michael Jordan of his sport, Maradona has been more like a Dennis Rodman in terms of his behavior as he continues to soil his legacy. 


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