Robinho sentenced to 9 years for rape
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According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, former Brazilian soccer star Robinho and Ricardo Falco were reportedly sentenced to nine years in prison for group sexual assault on a girl who was 23 in 2013. Decisive were some phone calls in which he said: "I'm laughing because she doesn't care, the woman was drunk, she doesn't even know what happened." The first degree conviction came in 2017, conviction confirmed on appeal in Milan.
The player had then lost his place in the Santos team. Robinho and Falco risk being arrested only if they travel abroad, not necessarily to Italy. For this the Italian state must issue an international arrest warrant that could be executed, for example, in any country of the European Union.
The victim's lawyer, Jacopo Gnocchi, commented: "More than 15 judges have examined the case in the first, second and third degree and have confirmed my client's report. Now it is necessary to see how the fulfillment of this sentence will be, the Brazil is a great country and I hope it knows how to deal with this situation.
SCOTTIE PIPPEN HARSHLY ATTACKS MICHAEL JORDAN
Scottie Pippen, former NBA player who was Michael Jordan's long-time teammate, and who with Jordan's Chicago Bulls won six NBA titles during the 90s, lashed out at Air Jordan.
In his book Unguarded Pippen he speaks very critically of both Jordan and the documentary The Last Dance, available since last year on NETFLIX which tells the story of the victories of those Bulls but above all of the decisive role played by Jordan.
In The Last Dance, in fact, the space reserved for the other players on the team, including Pippen, considered the strongest after Jordan, is limited. In Unguarded, Pippen said: "How dare Michael Jordan treat us like that, after all we've done for him and his precious brand? Michael Jordan would never have been Michael Jordan without me, Horace Grant, Toni Kukoc, John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Bill Cartwright, Ron Harper, BJ Armstrong, Luc Longley, Will Perdue and Bill Wennington.
To make matters worse is the fact that Jordan received $ 10 million to participate in the documentary, while my friends and I not even a penny. Plus, the episodes of The Last Dance all follow the same logic, Michael on a pedestal, his secondary, smaller teammates.
I don't mean Michael wouldn't be a superstar wherever he ended up. It was spectacular, but it was just the success we achieved as a team, six titles in eight years, that brought it to a world-class level that no other athlete, with the exception of Muhammad Ali, has achieved in modern times.
Even in the second episode, which focused for a while on my difficult upbringing and unlikely path to the NBA, the narrative turned back to Michael Jordan and his determination to win. I was nothing more than a prop. His best teammate of all time, he called me. He couldn't have been more cocky if he had tried."