Ched Evans and his girlfriend
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Rapist footballer Evans in video statement

Footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement in which he says he "made an incredibly foolish decision".

The Wales international, 25, was released from prison on Friday after serving half a five-year sentence for raping a woman in a hotel room.

The former Sheffield United star also said he wants to return to playing football.

He has so far declined any request to be interviewed by the BBC.

In his video statement Evans claims the sex was "consensual in nature and not rape" and does not offer any apology to his victim.

Natalie Pirks reports.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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