MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian soccer players have been sentenced to 1½ years in prison for their part in a drunken bar fight last year.
Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev and Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin were arrested in October after assaulting a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot. The pair then assaulted a trade ministry employee and his associate in cafe.
A court charged the pair with hooliganism and harming an individual’s health.
Mameyev was sentenced to 17 months while Kokorin received 18. They will serve reduced sentences of 6½ and 7½ months for time already served.