The players allegedly committed sexual offence on the night between Friday (July 1) and Saturday (July 2), in a hotel, during Week 3 of the 2016 FIVB World League – Group 2 in Tampere, Finland. They all denied the charges.
Uriarte has already been involved in an dishonorable action by signing contract with two clubs at the same time. He spend last season in Turkish Maliye Milli Piyango Ankara. As for Cepeda, he had an amazing season in Greek P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki, taking the national title and being one of the best scorers of the CEV Champions League. He appeared on Korean V-League draft this summer and was chosen by Ansan OK SavingsBank Rush&Cash VC.
The questioning of the Cuban athletes lasted more than three hours, as Finnish media report, case by case. Decision on their detention was made on “reasonable grounds”.
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