'People Were Paid To Destroy Me'
Defender John Paintsil claims people have been paid to run him down following his recent domestic problems in Accra.
The Ghana international was arrested by the Police in Ghana for allegedly assaulting his wife after an argument broke out and also beating up a neighbour who tried to separate the fighting couple.
“We had arguments but I did not stab her,” Paintsil told Tel-Aviv based Channel 10.
“To be honest with you, some people were trying to (I mean) disgrace me and paying people to do unnecessary things, stupid things on air to destroy my name but I have no idea and I just wanna leave everything to God. That's it.”
He also added that: “The Police made a mistake to issue that statement and they are coming out to apologize for it.
“Everything is fine, you can see I'm very very very well. Nothing like that; everything you've been hearing on the internet, radio or newspaper is bull****.
'It's never true so please send a message across to people in Israel that they know who John Paintsil is.
“I'm not like that type and they should cheer up and keep their heads focused but I'm well, I'm fit and happy so nothing is going wrong on my side.”
The right-back had to be revived in hospital after collapsing in his home as his domestic issues took a toll on his health.
Paintsil is yet to return to his club Hapoel Tel Aviv, in Israel, where has been told to look for a new club.
He was alleged to have bedded prostitutes at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.