Read Also: Guardiola’s future in doubt after Man City hit with UEFA ban “It wasn’t the prison guards who did it, but the Portuguese prosecutors. They do anything they want. “It was a month before they returned the notebook to me.” Pinto is still awaiting a date for his trial. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I knew that Portuguese authorities prosecute whistleblowers, so I had to be ready for that. Pinto is currently in a Lisbon jail and awaiting trial for his alleged crimes Loading… “The Portuguese authorities are afraid of what I know and that’s why it is important that I not lose my mind. “In the beginning, I wrote notes related to the case in my notebook, but then it was taken from me. “My lawyer was present when they searched my cell and said it was illegal to take my notes from me. As Man City are banned from the Champions League for two years, it’s easy to forget one man’s tireless work in exposing their Financial Fair Play breaking. Rui Pinto – a Portuguese hacker who worked out of his modest home – sent shockwaves through the world after gaining access to club emails and handing them to the media. Rui Pinto (centre) is escorted by guards as he is extradited from Hungary to Portugal The Football Leaks scandal has seen the 31-year-old sent to prison, where he remains to this day awaiting a court case for his alleged crimes. On Thursday, he was denied an appeal and will face trial for 90 different counts after exposing top sides and players from around Europe. Pinto, who is accused of hacking sabotage and fraud, has been in jail since last March, while awaiting a verdict by the Lisbon Court of Appeal. But it was his action that has forced Uefa into the unprecedented ban for the Etihad side, while also fining them nearly £25m. Football Leaks whistleblower Rui Pinto arrives at the Metropolitan Court in Budapest, Hungary, for his trial in March As news of City’s punishment stunned football, #freepinto started to trend on social networking site Twitter. Fans came together in a show of solidarity, as he sat in his tiny cell in a prison in the middle of Lisbon. It comes nearly a year on from Pinto being extradited from Hungary, where he was living in downtown Budapest, to Portugal. Football Leaks was created back in 2015, and has done more good than harm, while exposing everything from tax fraud to clubs breaching FFP. Dortmund fans hold up a banner in support of Pinto after the Football Leaks scandal Pinto – who worked under the name John – is claimed to have got hold of 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of information, including personal emails. He sat down with Der Spiegel, where he leaked a lot of this info, in December last year, in a tell-all interview about his time inside. He said: “I was aware that anything could happen. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20197 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?
Making just his fourth start of the season and second this year at Cardinal, Crawford used a setup Hodges had recommended to him at Abilene’s Southern Challenge 10 years or so ago. Cautions kept lapped traffic from becoming a factor in the second half of the contest. Jason Rogers made his way to second but couldn’t catch Deming. Deming led all 40 laps of Sunday’s main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, earning $3,055 for a win that mattered more than the money. “I’d known Sam and his son Cody is one of my best friends. It was an honor to be able to win that race,” he said following the event, held in honor of the late track owner, promoter and driver. Chasing Crawford and Cook across the stripe were Ryan Thomas, Roger Pierce and Heath Herrington. Modifieds – 1. Chris Elliott; 2. Colin Deming; 3. Cory Davis; 4. Toby Herring; 5. Will Poston; 6. Jamie Newton; 7. Jamie Newton; 8. Roy Don Mason; 9. Joel King; 10. Dean Deming; 11. Kade Ogle; 12. Caleb Stone; 13. Vince Ogle; 14. Butch Reid; 15. Brian Ray Flowers; 16. Michael Maraschick; 17. Bob Sikes; 18. Kevin Brown; 19. Stormy Derryberry; 20. Donald Banker; 21. Neal Flowers. Michael Sheen, Don Sheen and Cary White rounded out the top five. Southern SportMods – 1. Trent Crawford; 2. Tyler Cook; 3. Ryan Thomas; 4. Roger Pierce; 5. Heath Herrington; 6. Zach Wisdom; 7. William Beckham; 8. Justin Johnson; 9. Tanner Houston; 10. Bailey Cooper; 11. Shane Elliott; 12. Brian Heard; 13. Chris Stewart; 14. Kyle Wisdom; 15. Wally Reeves; 16. Garrett King; 17. Jason Mendoza. Deming drew the pole start, held off challenges from Michael Sheen early on and was still in front when the race was halted at midway for a mandatory pit stop. Chris Elliott earned $2,055, plus a $500 bonus as the leader at halfway in winning the IMCA Modified feature. Trent Crawford’s Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod victory paid $1,755 and Gerald Spalding Jr.’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win was good for $1,055. Elliott led every lap en route to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory after starting outside row one and beating teammate Cory Davis around the oval when lap one was scored. He’d pulled away from the pack by midway, then got the win just half a car length ahead of Tyler Cook following a late restart. His IMCA Modified feature win at Cardinal’s Sam Hodges Memorial put Chris Elliott on the ballot for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Jill Thompson) “Nobody made it easy for me, that’s for sure,” Deming said. “Cardinal is our home track and we started kind of slow there this season, but we won a couple times leading up to Sunday. We’ve been pretty good toward the end of the year.” The win was his third in five Cardinal starts this season. Colin Deming, Davis, Toby Herring and Will Poston were next. “I’d know Sam for many years,” Crawford said. “He’s really the one who planted the seeds for IMCA racing in the area.” “I’ve won the Ice Breaker, the Southern Challenge, the Sheen Memorial and the Hobby Stock Shootout. I wanted this one more than any of them,” he declared. “I grew up cleaning Sam’s shop. He was a friend to the end. His legacy lives on in the young men and young ladies he got interested in racing. I am one of the many.” Spalding ran an arm’s length away from Jimmy Breeding early in the Hobby Stock feature. Once in front, he stayed up next to the cushion and led to the end of the 25-lapper. EUNICE, N.M. (Sept. 14) – Already pretty good through August, Colby Deming saw his season pick up some more at Cardinal Speedway’s Sam Hodges Memorial. Breeding, John Davis, Wesley Mayer and Kevin Griffin completed the Hobby Stock top five. Feature Results Stock Cars – 1. Colby Deming; 2. Jason Rogers; 3. Michael Sheen; 4. Don Sheen; 5. Cary White; 6. Travis Graves; 7. R.C. Combs; 8. Jody York; 9. Mark Lord; 10. Jeremy Woolley; 11. Tony Hill; 12. Cody Hodges; 13. Rob Moseley; 14. Mack Sealy; 15. Shawn McCarty; 16. Dustin White; 17. Jason Josselyn; 18. Tim Pfalzgraf; 19. Justin Graves; 20. Justin White; 21. Jake White. “My car was really good, probably the best it’s ever been at Eunice. I was cautious about tire wear,” Elliott said. Colby Deming led start to finish in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Cardinal Speedway’s first annual Sam Hodges Memorial. (Photo by Jill Thompson) Hobby Stocks – 1. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 2. Jimmy Breeding III; 3. John Davis; 4. Wesley Mayer; 5. Kevin Griffin; 6. B.L. Rogers; 7. David Males; 8. Cory Stone; 9. Mark Turner; 10. Chris Dosher; 11. Ashton Hayes; 12. Don Jones; 13. Matthew Machen; 14. Eddie Johnson; 15. Jeremy Sprinkle; 16. Shawn Stone.