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Old 01-28-2009, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Robinho charged with rape

Come on euro users, how do i hear about this before you? Or just no posts about it??

And no not his brother......

Footie ace Robinho in rape arrest


Published: Today
BRAZILIAN soccer ace Robinho was arrested over rape claims two days after flying back from his own country.

The star had spent a week in his homeland when Manchester City bosses sent a private plane to pick him up.

British detectives had planned to speak to him after City’s training camp in Tenerife earlier this month.

Back ... Robinho arrives on Sunday after Brazil flight

Back ... Robinho arrives on Sunday after Brazil flight

But they were stunned to learn he had gone to Sao Paulo — without his club’s permission — citing “personal reasons”, believed to be his 25th birthday.

He arrived back in the UK on Sunday and had a pre-arranged meeting with officers from West Yorkshire yesterday.

Robinho, who joined City from Real Madrid in September for a British record £32.5million, was back in Manchester today after being released on bail.

He trained at his club's Carrington training complex this morning.

The rape is alleged to have happened in the early hours of January 14, in the VIP area of the Space nightclub.

It was reported to police that afternoon.

Robinho had gone to Leeds with team-mates for a night out.

The girl, a student at a Yorkshire university but from the south of England, was with pals.

The two-room venue holds around 800 people and is popular with soccer stars.

Robinho — full name Robson de Souza — earns £160,000 a week. He has a wife, Vivian, and son Robson Jnr.

Last night his spokesman Chris Nathaniel said: “He strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to co-operate with the police if required further.”

City are due to host Newcastle in the Premier League tonight.

A source said: “He will be back training as normal and is expected to play.”

Manchester City refused to comment last night.
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