Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers have submitted documents to the court asking a US judge in Las Vegas to end or must arrange negotiations to resolve the case of Kathryn Mayorga – a former Nevada model who alleges the superstar Portuguese raped her in 2009.

According to AP, Ronaldo’s lawyer in Las Vegas, Peter Christiansen said Ronaldo has always affirmed that his relationship with Mayorga (36 years old) was a consensus, so he filed for dismissing the lawsuit. According to the lawyer, a document was filed on October 14 in a US court to ask the judge to make a decision for out-of-court negotiations to resolve the case.

The lawyers representing Mayorga did not answer AP questions over the phone, email and text messages related to two recent court records about her lawsuit stemming from a 2010 secret deal and paid $375,000 from Ronaldo to ask her to keep quiet about her relationship with CR7.

Mayorga’s lawyers accused Ronaldo of breaching contracts, coercion and fraud. Therefore, the former American model wants to cancel the contract in 2010 and must be compensated at least $ 200,000 from Ronaldo.

Mayorga’s lawyer said she did not break the commitment, and accused Ronaldo or the superstar’s associates of allowing the publication in European media publications in 2017. Meanwhile, the lawyers of the striker who plays for Juventus club that the confidential information was leaked by a hacker attack and it is being used by Mayorga to damage Ronaldo’s reputation. Therefore, CR7 lawyers asked the US court to issue a decision to end or dismiss the case that Ronaldo raped Mayorga in Las Vegas in 2009.

Although the lawsuit caused Ronaldo to be in turmoil when his family life was turned upside down, the 34-year-old superstar still maintained a good performance at Juventus and Portugal. CR7 has just become the 6th player in the history of world football to reach the milestone of 700 goals in official matches of the national team and the club.

Once upon a time, referring to baseball as mentioning America, or at least American sports. But this subject has gradually lost that image, although still popular.

Glorious past

The US sports market is huge and each sport has its own appeal, a unique golden age. Baseball was the same way, in the early twentieth century.

The Guardian newspaper (UK) had revisited the history of baseball, and found that in the period just turning to the twentieth century, baseball was famous enough to be considered the main sport of the Americans.

In the 1920s, baseball fans could swim for hundreds of miles just to see a flesh-and-blood Babe Ruth. The New York Daily News hired a journalist just to write about Ruth, and only Ruth, for 365 days a year.

The stars of this baton and run, for example, Ruth, became an idol not only as an athlete, but almost canonized. And the World Series is even more so than the football World Cup. It is a congress.

If today’s football superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo were to be paired with a great beauty, then in the old days, Joe DiMaggio’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe was a testament to the position of baseball stars.

Worrying reality

Sadly, baseball, after influencing factors throughout history, has declined in image and is no longer occupying a unique position in American sports. Even if this year’s World Series started with the participation of some of the most prestigious teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, it could not change the fact that rugby – the NFL, was the traditional subject. valid for over 10 years.

A little bit of statistics can bring more or less optimism to baseball fans, as the tournament is still quite rich. Game 7 of the World Series taking place in 2016 is estimated to have 40.05 million followers. It was the pinnacle of baseball in the last 25 years, with an audience that is 70% higher than the 2014 World Series Game 7 final. Sales of the American Professional Baseball League (MLB) in 2016 reached about 10 billion USD, which has increased continuously for 14 years.

However, compared to the Super Bowl – now an iconic show that goes beyond rugby, the baseball audience is still inferior. The Super Bowl 2016 attracted 111.3 million views when the New England Patriots battled the Atlanta Falcons. Factors that make baseball anxious and rugby confident lie in the demographics.

Baseball is thought to be pale in the eyes of young people, and without the participation of many African American communities at major tournaments. In other words, a number of immigration rules in the past have made baseball into a state of past, not diversified players, so it lost many audience members. The exact opposite of what happened with rugby or basketball today, which are sports that represent American solidarity regardless of their background.