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players who have been accused of sexual offenses

Soccer players are idolized for what they do on the sector. The targets they rating, the dribbles they apply to opponents and the titles they win make them handled as superheroes by many.

But when they’re exterior the 4 ranks, they’re regular folks. Some have exemplary conduct and deserve admiration for that too. For others, the story is totally totally different.

It’s common to see footballers get into hassle with the legislation. Arrests for late cost of alimony, accusations of tax evasion and even some excessive circumstances, similar to that of former goalkeeper Bruno, who lived on the peak of his profession at Flamengo earlier than being arrested for the homicide of Elisa Samudio, are proof of this.

There are additionally these athletes who have been accused in some unspecified time in the future of their profession (or after retirement) of committing a sexual crime, similar to pedophilia, rape or sexual harassment. It is true that not all of these accusations are confirmed, however however they continue to be as a stain on their historical past.

“Blog do Rafael Reis” recollects under seven players/former players who have been in authorized hassle on account of sexual offenses they dedicated or have been accused of committing.

DANIEL ALVES

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The proper again, who marked the season within the Barcelona shirt and who defended the Brazilian nationwide staff in two World Cups (2014 and 2022), has been arrested since final Friday in Spain. The participant was briefly detained following an allegation made by a Spanish lady that she was sexually assaulted by the participant at a nightclub in Catalonia late final yr. In an interview at first of January, when the scandal got here to mild, Daniel Alves acknowledged that he didn’t know and had “by no means seen in his life” his accuser. In a press release given after his arrest, based on El Periodico newspaper, the right-back modified his thoughts and mentioned he had a consensual sexual relationship with the alleged sufferer.

ROBINO

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The former Santos, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Brazil nationwide staff participant can’t depart the nation on the threat of being arrested and extradited to Italy, the place the striker has a nine-year jail sentence for his half within the gang-rape of a 22-year-old lady. The crime passed off in 2013 when Robinho was defending AC Milan. According to the sentence of Italian justice, the attacker and 5 different males had sexual relations with out consent with a drunk lady in an evening membership. Robinho’s protection has now exhausted all appeals and the penalty has but to be enforced because the participant now lives in Brazil.

KARIM BENZEMA

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The protagonist of Real Madrid’s European Champions League title win final season and present Ballon d’Or winner for the world’s finest participant, the French centre-forward was already in hassle with justice even earlier than the extortion case in opposition to midfielder Mathieu Valbuena left him out of motion for six years. In 2010, Benzema was accused of having intercourse with a then-call lady named Zahia Dehar (now an actress, mannequin and lingerie designer), who was solely 16 on the time. The participant denied having employed the companies of the escort. And he was finally acquitted in 2014 by the Criminal Court of Paris.

FRANK RIBERY

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Benzema’s former team-mate within the French nationwide staff, the participant who defended Bayern Munich for 12 years and introduced his retirement final October, was additionally implicated within the Zahia Dejar case. However, not like the attacker, Ribery admitted that he had a relationship with the decision lady. However, he claims that he didn’t know that she was a minor and due to this fact didn’t commit against the law. The French courtroom accepted the arguments of his protection and determined to acquit him.

CHRISTOPH METZELDER

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The former Real Madrid defender and veteran of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups with the German nationwide staff was given a ten-month suspended jail sentence in April 2021 for possessing and sending pornographic materials with pedophile content material. According to the German press, the previous defender had 297 recordsdata on his cell phone seized with footage and movies of kids and youngsters, bare or concerned in sexual acts. During the trial, Metzelder apologized for his conduct, admitted that he had materials of this sort and that he had despatched half of this file to 3 girls he had spoken to by way of WhatsApp.

ADAM JOHNSON

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The midfielder, who performed 12 video games for the nationwide staff of England and defended Manchester City for 2 seasons, was sentenced to 3 years in jail for sexually abusing a minor. The participant was sentenced to 6 years in jail for having digital intercourse and a bodily relationship with a 15-year-old lady who obtained as a present an autographed shirt of Sunderland, the membership he represented on the time. At trial, Johnson admitted to grooming and kissing {the teenager}. In 2019, the midfielder was launched to serve out the rest of his sentence and has since been looking for a membership to restart his profession.

JOBSON

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The striker, who rose to prominence for Botafogo within the early 2000s and 2010s, had drug issues, spent 4 years away from soccer for refusing to take an anti-doping take a look at and was arrested 3 times (twice for breaching probation ) on account of an alleged case of rape of weak folks. Jobson, who at the moment defends Rio Branco within the Paranaense championship, was accused of taking youngsters aged 12 and 13 to his farm within the inside of Pará, the place the ladies allegedly drank, used medicine and had intercourse. In December of final yr, he reached an settlement with the prosecutor’s workplace for a non-criminal prosecution of the case. [instrumento em que o réu consegue o encerramento do seu processo criminal em troca de outras formas de reparação dos danos causados pelo delito cometido].

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