Maradona wanted for anti-drug campaign

BY foxsports • January 26, 2010

President-elect Jose Mujica of Uruguay wants Digeo Maradona to work on an anti-drug campaign.

Mujica said in Tuesday's edition of El Observador newspaper that Maradona's struggles with his own drug addiction would help him connect with younger people. He said Maradona, being one of the great soccer players and Argentina's coach, would appeal to teens.

Maradona has had at least one brush with death following a cocaine overdose. He was also kicked out the 1994 World Cup for testing positive for drugs. He says he has been clean since 2007.

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