Former Brazil international forward Robinho had a nine-year sentence for sexually assaulting a young woman upheld by Italy’s top court this Wednesday.
The player’s lawyers appealed a decision by Milan’s Court this morning, and it was denied by the Rome court, Italy’s highest judicial instance.
He’s currently without a club.
In 2020, Santos suspended a newly-signed contract with him after a sponsor made reference to the player’s past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club.
Brazilian orthodontics franchise Orthopride announced it had ended its sponsorship deal with Santos “out of respect for women” after the club announced Robinho’s signing.