The Groundsman’s Shed

In Case You Missed it: Ronaldo’s Fall from Grace… by groundsman
April 29, 2008, 4:07 pm
Filed under: AC Milan, Cristiano Ronaldo, football, Injury, Legal Limbo, Ronaldo

Remember when there was only one Ronaldo in the football world?  Remember when Cristiano Ronaldo came onto the scene and everyone began referring to the petulant Portugese as “no, not THAT one- the legendary one”.

Ah, how the times have changed.  One player hopes to score in the Champions League Final in Moscow as PFA Player of the Year,  while the other is sidelined with a serious injury, said to be too fat to to be match-fit, and now… accused with apparently paying off transvestite prostitutes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 28 (Reuters) – Police said on Monday they were investigating allegations by three transvestites that Brazilian soccer star and AC Milan forward Ronaldo threatened to harm them after he took them to a Rio de Janeiro motel.
Police told a news conference they were also looking into an accusation by the 31-year-old player that one of the three men tried to extort 50,000 reais ($29,600) in return for not telling the media about the incident.
Ronaldo, who is back in his hometown recovering from an injury, left a nightclub in the posh Barra da Tijuca neighborhood early on Monday with three call girls, only to find out at the motel they were men, according to authorities.
He then offered each of them 1,000 reais ($592) to wrap up the matter, but only two of them accepted his offer, police said.
“I have to check both sides of the story, the transvestites’ version and Ronaldo’s,” Carlos Augusto Nogueira, chief of the police precinct investigating the incident, told a news conference.
Ronaldo said he is not good in the head and that he is going through psychological problems because of his recent surgery,” he said.
In a statement, Ronaldo said he was a victim of extortion and would take all possible steps to clear his name, according to the Web site of the Globo television network.
Representatives for Ronaldo were not immediately available for comment.

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It just goes to show you how fast things change at the top. From world player of the year to mistaking transvestites; who knows these days.

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