Brazilian Court Upholds Robinho’s 9-Year Jail Over Rape

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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The Brazilian high court has decided that former Manchester City player Robinho must go to prison in Brazil for nine years.

This is because he was found guilty of assaulting a woman in a Milan nightclub in 2013, along with five others.

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Robinho has lost two appeals trying to clear his name.

There was a chance he wouldn’t have to serve his sentence since Brazil doesn’t extradite its citizens, and he lives there.

However, the judges on Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice voted 9-2 to uphold the conviction, meaning he will now serve his sentence in Brazil.

Robinho still has the option to appeal this decision to Brazil’s Supreme Court.

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By Femi Onasanya Sports Reporter
Femi is a sport enthusiast, writer and commentator. Passionate about Sports and physical therapy with a flair for writing.