A court in Versailles finds France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema guilty of complicity in the attempted blackmail of former Int’l teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape and sentenced him to a one-year suspension jail term.
He was also fined 75,000 euros ($84,170)
However, Benzema has denied any wrongdoing and he will appeal the verdict, according to his lawyers.
He is due to play for the Spanish club against Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol later today.
Benzema will continue to be called up to the French national team, despite the verdict in the Valbuena case