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Jardel has failed to show for medical examinations

Updated: September 14, 2002, 2:46 AM ET
Reuters

LISBON -- Sporting has suspended Brazilian striker Mario Jardel, Europe's top scorer last season, after he failed three times to attend medical examinations.

"Also, 30 days have passed since his first medical certificate was tendered to justify his absence from work, so the contract between Sporting and Mario Jardel is automatically suspended by law," a club statement said.

Jardel told a news conference last month he could no longer face playing in Portugal and was depressed after ...

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