Edílson gets 5 match ban for punching Internacional midfielder Rodrigo Dourado
Rodrigo Dourado received a one match ban, while Vitinho and Miller Bolaños were acquitted.
Grêmio right-back Edílson took a five-game suspension for punching Internacional midfielder Rodrigo Dourado in the Gre-Nal derby on October 23. The trial of the players accused by STJD due to a brawl in the derby was held on the afternoon of Thursday, in Rio de Janeiro. Thus, the right-back may play again for Grêmio only in the last round, against Botafogo at the Grêmio Arena. He had already served a one match ban for the red card received on the field. However, the decision has no influence on the Copa do Brasil. Dourado took a one match ban, which was also fulfilled. Miller Bolaños and Vitinho were acquitted, as well as Grêmio coach Renato Gaúcho for being sent-off against Palmeiras in the return leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil in São Paulo.
Edílson, Dourado and Miller Bolaños were framed in the article 254-A of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice, for physical aggression and could be punished for up to 12 matches. While the prosecutor cited “punches” from Edílson and Miller, Dourado was just listed for “retaliation.” Vitinho was cited for unfair or hostile act, but the Grêmio and Inter attackers were eventually acquitted by STJD.