Here’s what we know: Arturo Vidal crashed his Ferrari while allegedly drunk but will stay on the Chile national team.
Sometime about 11 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Vidal crashed his Ferrari outside Santiago, Chile, on his way back from a casino. His wife was in the passenger seat.
Vidal is in Chile, his home country, for the 2015 Copa América. He’s currently the tournament’s top score, with three goals from two games. Tuesday was a day off.
He appeared in court Wednesday.
“The driver of the red vehicle was under the influence of alcohol,” said police colonel Ricardo Gonzalez.
The judge suspended his license and recommended that he check in once a month at the Chilean embassy in Italy. (Vidal plays for Juventus.)
The 28-year-old should be back for Chile on Friday, when it plays Bolivia. Coach Jorge Sampaoli decided not to suspend Vidal.
Update: Later, Vidal gave a press conference where he tearfully apologized.
“I was at the casino, I had two drinks and then put at risk the lives of my wife and others.
“I apologise to my team-mates, the staff, the people and to all of Chile. The accident was my fault.
“It was all my fault. I let everyone down. I will give my all to win the Copa America.”