Grace to Grass: Former Man. City player, Robinho sentenced to 9Yrs in Prison

A court in Italy has sentenced former Manchester City and Brazil forward Robinho to 9 years in prison for his involvement in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.

The court has also ordered that the victim be paid 60,000 euros ($71,000) as compensation for her suffering.

Robinho’s camp released the following statement after the sentence:

“We would like to clarify that he has already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode,” said a statement posted on Robinho’s Instagram feed. “All legal measures are being taken.”

You will recall that Robinho played for Santos, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Milan and is now plying his trade for Atlético Mineiro in Brazil. The rape incident happened in 2013.

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

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