Ronaldo settles libel case with British newspaper

Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo has settled his libel case

against a British newspaper that claimed he was putting his

recovery from an ankle injury at risk by partying in a Hollywood


Ronaldo’s attorney, Allan Dunlavy, told London’s High Court that

the Daily Telegraph story in July 2008 caused embarrassment,

offense and distress to the player, who was then playing for

Manchester United. It was unclear how much Ronaldo received in the

settlement, but Dunlavy says the newspaper has apologized and will

pay substantial damages and the player’s legal costs.

Ronaldo, who moved to Real Madrid the following year, was not in

court Monday.