SAO PAULO - Former Brazil striker Adriano was charged by Rio de Janeiro prosecutors on Tuesday for his alleged connection with drug trafficking. Authentic Gemel Smith Jersey .Prosecutors claim the striker bought a motorcycle and gave it as a gift to a known drug dealer in the shantytown where he grew up.It will be up to a judge whether to accept the charges.Adriano could face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.It is not the first time he has been investigated for his alleged ties to drug trafficking in Rio, but he had never previously been charged. Several years ago, prosecutors had requested a probe into Adrianos purchase of the motorcycle, which allegedly was registered in the name of the drug dealers mother and was used for drug trafficking.Prosecutors on Tuesday did not request Adrianos arrest but asked for him to surrender his passport, claiming the player has enough money to try to flee the country if wanted.Adriano and his lawyers could not be immediately contacted for comment.The 32-year-old forward reportedly has been negotiating with second-division French club Le Havre to return to football after several months without a club. He travelled to France recently to meet with club officials, and French media reported that a deal was close.Adriano played a few games with Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense earlier this year after being out of action for nearly two years because of injuries and off-field problems.He began his career with Flamengo and played for Inter Milan and AS Roma, among other clubs. 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"The goal stirred our emotions a bit," said Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle. "If they want to hot dog, spin the sword, those kind of things... That was what stirred the pot." "You dont really like to see that kind of stuff," added Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk. Pacioretty put the Canadiens up 4-0 at that point, and coach Carlyle thought the celebration was exactly what his Leafs needed. "Thats when we got involved in the game," said Carlyle. "We got emotionally involved. We were better after that." Toronto answered with two quick goals. Riemsdyk netted the first, lifting the puck from a tight angle into the roof of the net over a crouching Carey Price at 18:10 of the second. And Mason Raymond, who was on the ice for Paciorettys goal and said the celebration ignited him, scored 22 seconds later to make it 4-2. "Normally its a bad break, when you allow a goal at the end of a period," said Pacioretty. "The period ending there helped us. We had time to recuperate, we figured out what we did wrong." The Canadiens kept the Leafs off the score sheet in the third, extending Torontos winless streak away from home to seven games. "We need to find our spark," said Laval-native Jonathan Bernier, who made 35 saves for the Leafs. "We have to be excited to play, and we have to find a way to score goals. Thats what we were doing at the start of the season." The Canadiens wasted no time getting their first past Bernier after the Leafs took a penalty for interference in the games first minute. Pacioretty scored his eighth of the season on the power play at 0:58 after taking a crisp pass from P.K. Subban, who was deep in his own zone. Pacioretty walked in on the breakaway and got off three shots on net before sliding one past Berniers outstretched leg. "The power-play goal put us bback on our heels," said Carlyle. Authentic Bill Masterton Jersey. 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The goal was Paciorettys team-leading ninth of the year. He also finished the game with an assist, and took a career-high 10 shots on net. "His play does his talking for him," said Subban of Pacioretty. "When hes confident, hes one of our best forwards. "He can do it all. Hes big, he can skate, hes physical, he can shoot the puck, probably one of the harder wristers in the league. Its a big boost for our team." Price made 34 saves on the night and is fifth-best in the league among goaltenders with a .937 save percentage. Both the Canadiens (15-9-3) and Maple Leafs (14-10-3) were coming off 3-2 losses in extra time on Friday night. Montreal lost to the Washington Capitals in a shootout, while Buffalo scored 38 seconds into overtime to beat Toronto. 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