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Fiorentina Striker Adrian Mutu Ordered To Pay Chelsea €17 Million Compensation

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Adrian Mutu's appeal, upholding the original decision...

31 Jul 2009 11:05:24

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu has been hit on the nose, and he must pay Chelsea €17m in damages after the CAS rejected his appeal following the initial decision last year.

In May 2008, the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled that Mutu had committed a breach of contract whilst at Chelsea after he was found positive for a doping test in 2004.

Mutu appealed to the CAS against the decision, but the panel has today upheld the original judgement by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, and ruled in favour of Chelsea. The decision means Mutu will have to pay the Premier League side a total of €17,173,990 in compensation.

A brief statement on the CAS official website

reads:

"Adrian Mutu V Chelsea FC

Lausanne, 31 July 2009 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today dismissed the appeal filed by the Romanian football player, Adrian Mutu, against the decision rendered by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) on 7 May 2008 in which he was ordered to pay €17,173,990 in compensation to his former club, Chelsea FC, for breach of contract."

Mutu was sacked by in October 2004 after testing positve for cocaine during a doping test.

Nice to get some money back. ::clap2::

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Is that the very final of all final decisions or does he still have a chance to appeal?

Also, I think the amount is pretty steep considering the crime. I'd love us to get money out of it but €17m seems excessive.

i dont think it was. considering what it cost for us to sign him, his signing on fee and the wages he received i think its pretty much bang on. he cheated the club, he cheated the manager and lpayers and worst of all he f**king cheated us. horrible little sh*t.

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Is that the very final of all final decisions or does he still have a chance to appeal?
The Court of Arbitration for Sport today definitively rejected the Fiorentina and Romania striker's arguments.
Since the compensation was set by the football authorities and is principally enforceable by them, Mutu may attempt to test the resolve of Chelsea, as well as the legal foundation for such awards to be upheld outside sport, by simply retiring from the game.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/ju...sea-adrian-mutu

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I dont want to see him retire, but I want to see this decision honored.

If the club are to be believed on this, they recognized his personal problems, offered him a lifeline, and were rebuffed. And the drug test confirmed what everyone already knew.

He broke his contract, cost the club untold millions and then waited to serve his ban and waltzed off to Italy. He should be made to repay every last dime. Its not our fault that he didnt save his riches

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I dont want to see him retire, but I want to see this decision honored.

If the club are to be believed on this, they recognized his personal problems, offered him a lifeline, and were rebuffed. And the drug test confirmed what everyone already knew.

And if you believe the media on this we treated him appallingly and would have looked after any other players much better.They slaughtered us over this, so it's nice to see the Court of Arbitration rule in our favour, which suggests the media got it wrong big time ....again.

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And if you believe the media on this we treated him appallingly and would have looked after any other players much better.They slaughtered us over this, so it's nice to see the Court of Arbitration rule in our favour, which suggests the media got it wrong big time ....again.

the ridiculous thing is no matter what chelsea did the media would have jumped all over them. we sack him, were heartless and a disgrace for not giving him a second chance. we keep him, were a disgrace for standing by a drugs user and only doing it because hes worth so much. damned if you do, damned if you dont. and the media are c**ts....

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Can someone clarify this for me- the sum of money is decided based on how much we would've earned from a potential transfer (because we were forced to tear up his contract), as opposed to how much his contract was worth with us (wages-based?)

If the former is the case, Mutu dug his own grave with this one, seeking a transfer to Juventus WHILE banned. It sets an enormous precedent for clubs and I think, though Mutu is somewhat of a scapegoat, it will make many players think twice about crossing contractual boundaries.

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Can someone clarify this for me- the sum of money is decided based on how much we would've earned from a potential transfer (because we were forced to tear up his contract), as opposed to how much his contract was worth with us (wages-based?)

If the former is the case, Mutu dug his own grave with this one, seeking a transfer to Juventus WHILE banned. It sets an enormous precedent for clubs and I think, though Mutu is somewhat of a scapegoat, it will make many players think twice about crossing contractual boundaries.

Well if it's the former then I am against him paying compensation. WE tore up the contract - not him. And Juventus came for him - not the other way around.

I think it's wrong if we fire someone and then when we see someone else picking him up come and demand a fee.

But if it's the latter - him paying for the money we lost in signing him and the wages we paid - then I am all for him paying a compensation fee.

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Juventus were the beneficiaries at the time, getting a £15million+ player for free.

Mutu would presumably have done well too by getting a bigger salary due to the above.

Had this been resolved sooner, ie whilst he was still at Juve, then Juventus may well have had to cough up or else dump him.

As he's since moved on it's probably not so clear cut now.

Either way the scumbag must be made to pay every last penny...

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I dont see how the fee could be based on anything other than

-the transfer fee which we paid to Parma

-his wages

its not as if they can take a stab at how much he would have been worth, in 2005, after failing a drugs test.

I am definitely glad we are going after him for every dime. Scumbag footballers need to learn a lesson about greed. He cost oodles, f**ked up by breaking the law, and then ran off as soon as there were any consequences for his actions. Yeah, the club acted swiftly, but if all accounts are to be believed, he was offered help and refused to admit he had any problems.

Yeah, his personal life was in turmoil, but so was Crespo's at that time. Hernan handled it like a man, and asked for a move back to italy for the betterment of his family. Crespo even came back for that year, as a way of paying back the club. Mutu handled it by spoiling himself and bedding porn stars.

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I dont see how the fee could be based on anything other than

-the transfer fee which we paid to Parma

-his wages

its not as if they can take a stab at how much he would have been worth, in 2005, after failing a drugs test.

I am definitely glad we are going after him for every dime. Scumbag footballers need to learn a lesson about greed. He cost oodles, f**ked up by breaking the law, and then ran off as soon as there were any consequences for his actions. Yeah, the club acted swiftly, but if all accounts are to be believed, he was offered help and refused to admit he had any problems.

Yeah, his personal life was in turmoil, but so was Crespo's at that time. Hernan handled it like a man, and asked for a move back to italy for the betterment of his family. Crespo even came back for that year, as a way of paying back the club. Mutu handled it by spoiling himself and bedding porn stars.

theres also the signing fee he will have received. totally agree with you though, f**k him. he had everything going for him and threw it away costing the club a fortune and treating the fans like sh*t.

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I think he was given more money than he knew what to do with, never struck me as a strong character and that probably showed in his habits. Shame, could have broken our number 7 jinx. I hope we spend the money on Augero or Ribery ;)

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Firstly, I don't think we will ever see the money.

But, I am glad that we went after him and that the decision was vindicated.

If you think about it, it would have set a terrible precedent if Mutu was allowed to get away with it.

Imagine if all Xabi Alonso had to do to get his move to Madrid was snort a bit of coke, break his contract with Liverpool, then sign for Madrid on a free in six months time.

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