Mutu must pay Chelsea $20M damages in cocaine case

Adrian Mutu must pay Chelsea more than $20.7 million in

compensation after losing his final appeal in a legal case over a

positive cocaine test.

The Swiss Federal Court on Monday followed the Court of

Arbitration for Sport and FIFA in ruling that Mutu must pay the

record sum.

Chelsea terminated the Romania international’s contract after he

failed a drug test in 2004. He still had nearly four years left on

his deal.

Mutu went on to rebuild his career in Italy.

FIFA awarded damages to Chelsea because Mutu breached his

contract, a decision upheld by CAS.

Mutu took his appeals to Switzerland’s supreme court.

Federal judges said CAS followed correct legal process when it

dismissed Mutu’s challenge to the FIFA decision.