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Medel released following assault claim

October 18, 2012
By ESPN staff
Chile midfielder Gary Medel was detained at Santiago airport after being accused of slapping a female journalist, and has since been released without charge.

Celebrity journalist Natalia Marambio accused Medel, who plays for La Liga side Sevilla, of lashing out in response to her questions about his off-field behaviour.

According to the AS newspaper, other journalists present at the time saw Medel refuse to answer Marambio's questions before pushing her away "with force" when ...

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