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Technorgasm
09-02-2011, 09:00 AM
From:Julian de Guzman
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 9:50 AM
Subject: Impact player arrested

http://www.insidemnsoccer.com/2011/08/31/montreal-impacts-mignane-diouf-arrested-at-minneapolis-st-paul-international-airport-for-shoplifting/ (http://www.insidemnsoccer.com/2011/08/31/montreal-impacts-mignane-diouf-arrested-at-minneapolis-st-paul-international-airport-for-shoplifting/)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/montreal-impact-soccer-player-arrested-in-mn-airport-accused-of-shoplifting-headphones/2011/08/31/gIQAqrscsJ_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/montreal-impact-soccer-player-arrested-in-mn-airport-accused-of-shoplifting-headphones/2011/08/31/gIQAqrscsJ_story.html)

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The Montreal Impact released a statement this afternoon confirming that forward Mignane Diouf was detained Sunday at the Minneapolis-St.Paul international airport, prior to the team’s return to Montreal. According to the press release, “Diouf was arrested for allegedly shoplifting. The club has hired counsel to provide legal representation for the player.”

According to a report at Radio-Canada, the team reported to the airport to fly back to Montreal on Sunday but their flight was delayed because of Hurricane Irene. At 2:52 CT Diouf was arrested for shoplifting from an electronics store near the airport. The arrest report states that Diouf allegedly took a pair of $600.00 headphones that had been on display. He was arrested, temporarily jailed then released on a $6,000.00 bond. IMSoccer News has requested a copy of the arrest report.

According to Radio-Canada, the report claims a group of Impact players entered the store and shopped. After Diouf left the store an employee noticed the missing headphones and notified security. Airport security watched video surveillance tapes. When Diouf was arrested he claimed he could pay for the headphones. The stores management gave Diouf the chance to pay for the headphones but his credit cards were rejected. At that point the store management decided to press charges.

Diouf, who is from Senegal, could have destroyed his playing career in the U.S. and Canada. He does not have citizenship in either country and would have to be deported if charges are pressed and he is found guilty.

flatpicker
09-02-2011, 09:42 AM
Dang... that was kind of a dumb move, eh?

Sometimes I struggle to decide whether or not I should feel sorry for someone who is a victim of their own stupidity.

mastermixer
09-02-2011, 09:46 AM
What does Julian De Guzman have to do with it??

Redcoe15
09-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Dang... that was kind of a dumb move, eh?

Sometimes I struggle to decide whether or not I should feel sorry for someone who is a victim of their own stupidity.
Dumb move indeed. But what I also wonder is just what kind of salary these D2 players are receiving. It can't be much if a player like Diouf is shoplifting.

Pookie
09-02-2011, 11:09 AM
^ and his cards were maxed out.

TorCanSoc
09-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Dang... that was kind of a dumb move, eh?

Sometimes I struggle to decide whether or not I should feel sorry for someone who is a victim of their own stupidity.


Well said.

TFCREDNWHITE
09-02-2011, 10:31 PM
Yeah, what does JDG have to do with it?

TFC1154ever
09-02-2011, 10:36 PM
JDG sent it to him maybe?

DichioTFC
09-02-2011, 11:24 PM
Dumb move indeed. But what I also wonder is just what kind of salary these D2 players are receiving. It can't be much if a player like Diouf is shoplifting.

No sympathy. They're not making much, but compared to their earning potential back home, its a king's ransom.

First Saric now this guy. Can't wait to see who from Whitecaps starts shoplifting. I hope its Hassli or that douchebag Wes Knight.

Keystone FC
09-03-2011, 04:14 AM
Hide yo' kids.
Hide yo' wife.
Hide yo' Headphones!

Brooker
09-03-2011, 07:30 AM
First Saric now this guy. Can't wait to see who from Whitecaps starts shoplifting. I hope its Hassli or that douchebag Wes Knight.

Easy there. Martin Saric wasn't employed by TFC when he stole.... Let alone travelling with the team... and stealing WITH his team. :D