Juventus coach says Ronaldo 'calm' as rape case goes forward

Juventus coach says Ronaldo 'calm' as rape case goes forward
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League match at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star's lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, File)

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is “very calm” amid the latest developments in an alleged rape case involving an American woman.

Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet.

Speaking in a pre-match news conference, Allegri says “Ronaldo’s case is a private matter. … I’ve seen him very calm.”

Allegri adds that Ronaldo will play in an Italian Cup match at Bologna on Saturday: “He’ll play tomorrow. We’ll see about when and how.”

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