2 Russian soccer players sentenced to prison

Updated: May 8, 2019, 11:32 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Two Russian soccer players have been sentenced to 1+ years in prison for their part in a drunken bar fight last year.

Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev and Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin were arrested in October after assaulting a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot. The pair then assaulted a trade ministry employee and his associate in cafe.

A court charged the pair with hooliganism and harming an individual's health.

Mameyev was sentenced to 17 months while Kokorin received 18. They will serve reduced sentences of 6+ and 7+ months for time already served.

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