Complaint filed against Czech ice hockey coach Růžička over alleged graft

A criminal complaint of corruption has been filed against Czech national ice hockey coach Vladimír Růžička, TV Nova’s website reported. The complaint was made by businessman Jiří Jehlička. He says the trainer may be guilty of bribe-taking, fraud and breach of trust in connection with a sum of CZK 500,000 he is alleged to have accepted from a man to allow his son to play for Slavia Prague, where he also coaches. Mr. Růžička said on Monday that the money was a contribution from a sponsor.

Author: Ian Willoughby