Detention of Russian footballers Kokorin and Mamayev extended for 2 months
MOSCOW, December 5 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Wednesday extended detention of Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev until February 8, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Detention of Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky was prolonged too.
The court therefore granted a motion filed by investigators while all the defendants sought their release from jail on bail, placing under house arrest or prohibition from certain actions.
Mamayev pleaded partially guilty to an incident with a driver in court. According to his lawyer Igor Bushmanov, the footballer 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.
Cases on battery and hooliganism were opened following the incidents. Later, they were consolidated into a single case.