Roberto Carlos Strongly Denies Doping Allegations
Roberto Carlos strongly denies doping allegations
Roberto Carlos has vehemently denied doping allegations that appeared in a documentary on German television network ARD.
In an investigation into doping control problems in Brazilian sports, ARD spoke to Dr. Julio Cesar Alves, who said he had been treating Carlos, among other players, since he was 15 years old.
The doctor is accused of illegal practices with athletes and did not know he was being recorded when claiming he had developed Carlos, stating he bulked up his thighs. The report also quoted another patient who said he saw the former Real Madrid and Brazil left-back at Alves’ practice.
ARD also showed that Carlos’ name appears in a dossier that was handed to the Sao Paulo prosecutor’s office by the Brazilian anti-doping agency.
The 2002 World Cup winner stated the accusations are baseless and will take legal action.
“I strongly reject the irresponsible accusations made by ARD, and I reaffirm that I have never used any substance to allow me to take advantage of my colleagues,” a Facebook post from the 44-year-old read.