Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault","description":"Robinho was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan in 2013, when he played for AC Milan.
"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.
He has a right to two appeals and Italy would only launch extradition proceedings once this legal process is exhausted, a legal source said.
Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, is now in his native Brazil, where he plays for Atletico Mineiro, which are based in Belo Horizonte.
Italian news agency ANSA reported that five other men were also accused of violently sexually assaulting an Albanian woman and that another member of the group, Ricardo Falco, was also sentenced to nine years in jail.
According to local legislation no Brazilian citizen can be extradited to another country under request to face criminal charges, although that will not apply should he leave his home nation and is detained elsewhere.
He's been with Atletico Mineiro since February of a year ago.
"All legal steps are already being taken in response to this decision".
Robinho, 33, started his career with Santos, and as a teenager helped the Peixe to their first Serie A title for 20 years.
Robinho played more than 40 games for Manchester City between 2008 and 2010, scoring 14 domestic goals for the club, after signing from Real Madrid.
Trump called it a "great call" Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
Katy Perry has been forced to pull out performing at the Victoria's Secret catwalk show after alleged visa problems. Malik, 24, and Gigi Hadid began dating in 2015 after he attended that year's Victoria's Secret fashion show in NY .
The off-spinner, 37, was cited by umpires in Pakistan's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a one-day global on 18th October. Just 2 months after that he was once again reported for illegal action during a Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.
The Apple HomePod has been delayed to early 2018, giving rivals Amazon and Google a huge advantage in the smart speaker race. In addition, the company has mentioned that it will release in early 2018, which is very vague.
Until recently , Franken has distanced himself from comedy altogether during his eight years in the United States Senate . Franken has apologized and and said that his recollection of the incident differs from the one presented by Tweeden.
Protesters calling for the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe demonstrate outside the parliament building. Finally, Parliament can remove the president with a two-thirds vote in each of the two legislative chambers.
Trump said that North Korea has "repeatedly" sponsored acts of terrorism, including "assassinations on foreign soil". The question of whether Trump would reinstall North Korea to the list hung over the President's recent Asia trip.
His replacement Lukaku scored the fourth against Newcastle , ending a run of seven games without a goal for the Red Devils. The win kept United second, still eight points behind a City side they host on December 9.
Apple Buys AR Headset Company Vrvana For $30 Million
With AR tech, the consumer would no longer need to carry a phone, as texts and videos would be available even without the device. As Apple hasn't confirmed the purchase it obviously hasn't exactly said what parts of Vrvana its interested in.
Red wine makes you feel relaxed, spirits sensual
Even without causative findings, the associations themselves could be useful for researchers working to address alcohol misuse. This same group was also more likely to report feeling all of the more positive emotions when drinking, too.
Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War
Both Iraq and Lebanon were represented at the meeting by senior diplomats, not their foreign ministers. Saudi Arabia, he added, will not stand idly by in the face of Iran's "blatant aggression".
Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul's allegations on Rafale deal
Indian Air Force bases at Ambala in Haryana, close to the western border, and Hashimara in West Bengal, close to the China border, are set to home the squadrons of Rafale fighters. "Self "Reliance" is obviously a critical aspect of "Make in India", he had tweeted.
Mass murderer Charles Manson hospitalized
He is reported to have sought to start a "race war", which he dubbed "Helter Skelter" after The Beatles ' song of the same name. But a local television reporter tweeted a photo of a prison department van outside Mercy Hospital.
Tottenham adjusting to change of status in north London
They enter Saturday in danger of doing that for the first time this year, having also lost at Old Trafford on October 28. And Wenger says Arsenal will have to target Kane to prevent him from continuing his North London Derby hot streak.