Ribery, Benzema acquited, escape jail term
30 January 2014, 16:20
Paris - Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema have been acquitted on charges of soliciting an underage prostitute.
The French judge ruled there wasn't enough proof the men were aware that self-described escort Zahia Dehar, now 21, was a minor at the time.
The two footballers, who didn't attend the trial, had faced up to three years in prison if found guilty.