Breno Goes To JailBy: The Offside | July 4th, 2012
Well, well, well – isn’t this the tumble from grace.
From one of South America’s most coveted young defenders to the glorious footballing landscapes of a very specified patch of grass in Munich, Germany to the tortured structure of a jail cell for torching his (rented) family home last year. This is not the way a promising career is supposed to go, but it’s indeed the path of Breno.
Former Bayern Munich defender Breno was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison on Wednesday for deliberately setting fire to his house last year.
Breno is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when he set the fire on September 20, 2011. Judge Rosi Datzmann said that Breno would probably serve two and a half years of his sentence, then be deported to Brazil.
Breno, born Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, did not say whether or not he had set the fire on purpose.
The damages were estimated somewhere around 500,000 – 1,000,000 euros. He’s only 22, so with enough practice, umm, defending in jail to keep up his skills, he could carve out a decent career thereafter.