Former national football player Gao Feng was detained after he’d beat up and injured a taxi driver outside of a hotel in Shanghai’s Huangpu district in the early hours of the morning on March 9. Gao was drunk and suspected of drug use, according to local news portal the paper.cn.
Gao Feng, TV anchor Qiu Qiming, and actor Nie Yuan at the Dragon TV studios in Shanghai.
The 43-year-old ex-footballer, who’d retired from the sport in 2003, was in Shanghai to appear on the TV program “Dancing with the Stars”.
He’d reportedly gotten into an altercation with the cab driver in the lobby of the Jin Jiang Tower at around 5:50 a.m. when he got violent with the cabbie and then damaged some of the hotel property, witnesses said.
Gao was taken in for questioning along with 36-year-old mainland actor Nie Yuan, who was with him at the time.
Urine samples from Gao tested positive for an unknown drug.
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