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Ched Evans: Oldham abandon bid to sign convicted rapist

Oldham Athletic have decided against signing convicted rapist Ched Evans following threats to the club's "staff and their families".

A board member told BBC sports editor Dan Roan the decision was also taken because of "enormous pressure from sponsors".

The owner of the League One club had said on Wednesday that a deal for the 26-year-old striker was "80% likely".

Dan Roan reports.

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • From the section UK
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