Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay €3.57 million for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. The court sentenced him to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduced…

Bendtner handed 50 days in jail for assault

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in prison after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver on Friday. Having missed the summer’s World Cup with injury, 30-year-old Bendtner now faces an uphill task to regain his place…

Kwame Bonsu: Ghanaian player jailed for raping wife in Sweden

A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a Ghanaian football player in Sweden’s second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his wife. After serving his sentence, 22-year-old Kwame Bonsu, who played for the Gefle IF club, will…

Messi: Spain’s Supreme Court confirms 21-month jail sentence

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal. The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio Messi…

Essien, Cole banned from playing in Indonesia

Former Chelsea stars, Michael Essien and Carlton Cole have escaped jail sentence after the Indonesian authorities opted to freeze their registration for flouting immigration rules. Essien and Cole made their debuts for new club Persib Bandung on the opening day…

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