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first_imgChed Evans is suing the lawyers who represented him in a rape trial in an attempt to recoup a potential fortune of millions in lost earnings.The Sheffield United striker, who is currently on loan at Fleetwood, spent two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted or raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room at the end of a drunken night out in north Wales in 2011. RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED He was also named in the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year for the division – and many supporters said he would have gone on to play in the Premier League.Evans, now 29, is playing on loan for Fleetwood, but will argue he has missed out on a potential fortune due to his conviction.He pursued Sheffield United, who were employing him at the time of his arrest, for lost wages, but the maximum amount a person who is wrongfully convicted can claim is only £500,000.A windfall of millions of pounds could come his way as he looks set for the High Court in April next year for the civil case against Brabners.A spokesperson for the law firm said: “Brabners put forward a strong defence of the criminal case against Ched Evans following a thorough process and we are vigorously defending our handling of the case. MONEY no dice Evans has insisted he is innocent throughout ADVICE 2 REVEALED BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions However, a retrial in 2016 found him not guilty.Evans is now claiming he was badly advised by legal firm Brabners, who defended him in the initial trial in 2012.He could receive hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of pounds in damages if successful in proving malpractice.At the time of his arrest, Evans was the Blades’ top scorer and was on a wage of around £18,000-a-week, making him one of the highest paid players in League One at the time. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Evans is currently playing at Fleetwood Town – on loan from Sheffield United Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “We believe the claim for damages is entirely without merit.”Evans’ retrial that led to his acquittal was highly controversial.The jury was allowed to hear the sexual history of the complainant – a decision that outraged women’s support groups and campaigners.In court, Evans did admit to not speaking to the woman, before, during or after the sex and left the hotel via a fire exit.last_img read more

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