Russian football stars Kokorin and Mamayev to stay in detention until April
MOSCOW, February 6 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Wednesday extended detention for Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev in a hooliganism case until April 8, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky will also stay in jail for two more months.
Defense motion to soften the defendants’ restriction measure was dismissed.
Earlier, the footballers pleaded partially guilty to an incident with a driver. According to lawyer Igor Bushmanov representing Mamayev, his client has paid out damage caused to a beaten driver.
The defendants initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during the first incident on a street in central Moscow.
Two hours later, Ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.
Initially, cases on battery and hooliganism were opened following the incidents. Later, they were consolidated into a single case.