"It is necessary to clarify that no formal accusations were made against Ronaldo. An advocate of social causes, Ronaldo has never used drugs and has always been admired by children in Brazil and around the world. There are indications of an extortion attempt in which the Milan striker is the only victim."
-- A statement on Ronaldo's Web site following in a run-in
with cross-dressing prostitutes who are accused of attempting to extort money from the Brazilian star. The motel manager at the scene said Ronaldo tried to get rid of the prostitutes after realizing
they were men. (AP)