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The international player, currently playing for Italian Club Cesena, signed a five year contract with English Premier League Club Chelsea in 2003. In October 2004, during a routine medical check up, Adrian Mutu tested positive for cocaine and Chelsea terminated his contract. He was banned to play football worldwide by the football international regulatory body FIFA for a period of seven months.
In 2006, FIFA accepted the request of the English Club to fine the player with 17.1 million Euros to cover the money for the transfer Chelsea paid to AC Parma. Mutu appealed Chelsea's decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court dismissed Mutu's appeal in June 2009.
Chelsea then asked the District Court for the Southern District of Florida to seize the player’s properties in the US in order to cover the 17 million Euros damages.
Adrian Mutu and his wife Consuelo have three properties in Miami, two houses and one apartment, estimated at some 2.4 million Euros, according to Gazeta Sporturilor.
Mutu was not available for comments so far. Steaua Bucharest Club financier George Becali reacted to the news saying that Mutu has to pay if he is guilty but he supports him no matter what because he is Romanian.
The 32-year old Romanian player began his professional career with his home club Argeş Piteşti (centre Romania). He made his debut on 15 March 1997 against Oţelul Galaţi and went on to score 11 goals in 41 games before sealing a transfer to Dinamo Bucureşti.
He has played as a striker for Chelsea and six different Italian clubs since 2000 and has scored more than 170 goals. In June 2011, Italian club Cesena signed Mutu on a two-year contract.
Mutu has often times been in the attention of the media for his bad behaviour, including involvement with prostitutes, drinking and use of drugs. Recently, he had missed a game with his Italian Club Cesena after he partied all night in a Club in Bucharest and lost his flight to Italy.
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