Welsh football player Ched Evans was found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011 as part of a retrial verdict handed down Friday.
According to BBC News, the 27-year-old Chesterfield striker was found not guilty after previously being found guilty in 2012 and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released in 2014 and awarded a new trial earlier this year.
As seen in the following video courtesy of Sky News, Evans' solicitor read a statement on his behalf following the not guilty verdict:
Per Sky News, Evans said he joined former Manchester City team-mate Clayton McDonald in having sex with the woman, but that it was consensual.
Footballer Ched Evans is found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
Former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has won his appeal against his rape conviction and will be handed a retrial. Dan Roan of BBC Sport passed on the details: Per BBC, Evans was jailed in 2012 after he was found guilty of r...
A former English Premier League footballer has been found not guilty of rape following a retrial, ending a five-year fight to clear his name. Ched Evans, a Wales international who … Click to Continue »