Mexican side Pumas terminate Dani Alves’ contract after he is jailed on remand without bail in Spain following sexual assault accusations at a Barcelona nightclub… with the Brazil defender denying any wrongdoing
- Brazil star Dani Alves has been jailed on remand over sexual assault allegation
- The 39-year-old, who has denied any wrongdoing, was taken to jail in Barcelona
- Mexican side Pumas have terminated Alves’ contract as a result over the claims
Brazilian international Dani Alves has had his contract at Mexican side Pumas terminated after he being jailed on remand without bail over an alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Barcelona nightclub.
The 39-year-old, who has denied any wrongdoing, was taken to the Brians 1 jail outside Barcelona, said a source with knowledge of the matter.
Earlier on Friday, Alves appeared before a Barcelona judge after local police detained and questioned him. The public prosecutor had requested he be jailed without bail pending trial.
Brazil’s Dani Alves has been jailed on remand without bail over an alleged sexual assault
The former Barcelona right-back was taken to the Brians 1 jail outside Barcelona by the police
Alves’ representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
Mexico’s top-flight league, Liga MX, said it was following the case and Alves’ legal situation with club Pumas UNAM, where he played his football this season, determining to terminate his deal, reports claim.
The alleged victim had filed a complaint earlier this month and the case remains open over a crime of sexual assault, Catalonia’s court system said in a statement.
Alves told Antena 3 TV earlier this month that he was at the club with other people but denied any such behaviour.
His new club in Mexico Pumas have terminated Alves’ contract as a result of the claims
‘I was dancing and having a good time without invading anyone’s space,’ he said. ‘I don’t know who this lady is… How could I do that to a woman? No.’
Alves played for Barcelona from 2008-2016 and briefly returned to the LaLiga team for the 2021-22 season.
He has played for the Brazil national team since 2006, making 126 appearances and scoring eight goals.
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