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SAO PAULO - A Brazilian court dismissed drug-related charges against the son of football great Pele because he was not allowed to present his defence in writing, as allowed by law, local media said at the weekend.
Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who played football professionally as a goalkeeper, was among 11 defendants accused of belonging to a drug gang that was dismantled by police in 2005. Nascimento spent several months at a maximum security prison before being released to await trial.
Brazilian media said the court annulled the trial because a judge erroneously kept the defendants from presenting their defence in writing.
Nascimento always maintained he was not a drug trafficker, but admitted he was a user and entered a drug rehabilitation programme after being released from prison.
As a player, he was a second-string goalkeeper for eight years with Santos, his father's former club. He retired from professional football in 1999.
Nascimento was convicted of culpable homicide in 1999 after taking part in a 1992 car race that killed a motorcyclist. He was sentenced to six years in a work-release programme, but was acquitted on appeal. - Sapa-AP