Juventus will not travel to US due to Ronaldo rape case

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 21/03/2019

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Juventus will not travel to the United State of America for the International Champions Cup in the summer due to Cristiano Ronaldo's rape case that could lead to possibly detained by US authorities.

The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d'Or winner is currently under investigation by the Las Vegas police after former model Kathryn Mayorga claimed the Portuguese footballer had raped her in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009 and subsequently paid her $375,000 to buy her silence.

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According to the New York Times, ICC organizers have kept Juventus out of the US due to Ronaldo’s ‘legal troubles’ concerning the rape allegations brought against him by Kathryn Mayorga and Serie A holders does not want any unwanted scrutiny’ if they traveled to America without former Real Madrid man who has always maintained his innocence.

It comes after Las Vegas police issued a warrant in January to obtain Ronaldo’s DNA to see if it matched the one found on Mayorga’s dress.

As a result, the management of the tournament will allow Old Lady to play all of their ICC fixtures in Singapore and China alongside Premier League clubs of Tottenham and Manchester United.

Juventus are set to announce their pre-season plans in the coming week.