Vegas police request Ronaldo DNA sample in rape investigation
The Portuguese' lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, told 'BBC Sport' that the news was a "very standard request", while United States based outlet, 'The Wall Street Journal' have claimed that the warrant was recently sent to the court system in Italy, where the player is currently based with Turin side Juventus FC: The request comes in relation to rape allegations made by American woman Kathryn Mayorga, who has said that the incident took place in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
Lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, also read the following statement to the media: '"Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation."
Ronaldo himself has previously denied the allegations; dismissing them as 'Fake News', as well as issuing a statement on his personal social media accounts, in which he 'firmly denied' the accusation. At present, the investigation is still ongoing.