Football: Spain police probes promoter of Messi games for money laundering

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police are investigating the Colombian promoters of charity football events starring Barcelona star Lionel Messi for possible laundering of drug money, sources said Monday.

Neither the 26-year-old Messi, nor his relatives, nor other football stars who played in the charity games were suspected of any wrongdoing, said a source close to the police investigation.