French footballer Karim Benzema has to pay a 18,000 euro fine for driving with 216 km/h (134 mph) in a 100 km/h (62 mph) zone.
The Real Madrid player will have to pay a fine of 18,000 euro and will have his driving license suspended for eight months. Benzema, 25, was driving his Audi RS5 offered to him following the Real Madrid partnership with Audi. The irony is that the court initially scheduled a verdict in this case on March 26th, the day when France has the World Cup qualifying match against Spain. Finally judges accepted to move the trial on April 7th.
“In order not to cause an important damage to the defendant who acknowledges the facts, accepts the court’s decision and is willing to accept the fine, we have set a date that wouldn’t cause him any supplementary damage,” said a spokesman for the tribunal.
Over the past weeks, another Real Madrid player, left-back Marcelo, was fined 6,000 euro for driving on a revoked license and Cristiano Ronaldo, known for his love of speed, wrecked a Ferrari 599 GTB back in 2009. Ronaldo now has an Audi R8 V10 Spyder.