A History of Sports Champions With Rap Sheets

Bruno Fernandes de Souza

Sport: Soccer
Team(s): Flamengo
Champion: Campeonato Carioca (2007)
Offense(s): Murdering his ex-girlfriend
Sentence: 22 years

In three years Souza went from being a champion goalkeeper for one of the most storied Brazilian football franchises to a convicted murder. In July 2010, Souza was charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Eliza Samudio, who had disappeared one month earlier. Souza’s cousin told authorities that the Brazilian goalkeeper had Samudio's body dismembered and fed to dogs. Earlier this year Souza was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in jail.

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