Login | Register
Items in shopping cart: 0 | View
Police charge two men with attack on basketball player
27 Feb 2013 Flash News
The police in Nitra have laid charges against two men who attacked Jean Rony Cadot, a US basketball player of Bahamian origin, on February 14. Cadot is currently a member of local team Edymax SPU Nitra, the SITA newswire reported on February 26.
“They have been accused of assault and rowdiness,” Nitra Regional Police spokesperson Renáta Čuháková told The Slovak Spectator.
The Sme daily reported that the two men were also accused of assault motivated by racial hatred. However, Čuháková explained that racial hatred is only one of several possible motives defined by the law. “We are still investigating what the motive was,” Čuháková added.
The men, 21-year-olds Mário U. and Adam D. from Nitra, do not have any criminal record, SITA reported.
The attack, according to eyewitnesses, followed a quarrel inside a nightclub; bouncers ejected the quarrelling groups into the street. Cadot, who was among the first to leave the club, was reportedly attacked by six people.
While the Sme daily reported at the beginning of the week that the police investigator had confirmed it was a racially motivated crime, SITA wrote that others have claimed it was a pub fight started by Cadot.
Sources: SITA, Sme
For more information about this story please see: US basketball player assaulted in alleged racist attack
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
Most read articles
Euro Calculator (Sk30.1260 = 1 EUR)
What influences your travel plans?
Quote of the Week
“We need a president who will not be the lesser evil.” Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulík, speaking about his party’s nomination of SaS MP Peter Osuský as its candidate for president.