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Peres’ Roma Future in Doubt After Drunk Driving Charges

Peres will be heavily fined by Roma, if not sold outright following an alleged drunk driving incident.

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We’ve often lamented at the downturn Bruno Peres’ career has taken since switching to Roma. Going from arguably the league’s best attacking fullback to a guy who can’t even get off the bench was quite a precipitous fall indeed. And although we spent an inordinate amount of time complaining about him, it mattered little in the grand scheme of things; it was just football, which is, at its essence, a trivial pursuit. However, Peres has since crossed that line, crashing his Lamborghini in an alleged drunk driving incident; an absolutely inexcusable crime, one for which Peres should count his blessings no one else was involved in.

Dropped immediately from this weekend’s squad list, Peres is now facing some decidedly stiffer retributions from Roma, to say nothing of the legal consequences of his actions. According to reports, Peres will be docked some 30% of his weekly wages and could, per the Gazzetta dello Sport, be sold to Russia or Brazil, leagues where the mid-year transfer window has not yet shut.

So while we await his immediate fate, it’s safe to say (for a multitude of reason) that his Roma career is over.