Let's be honest, we've all had one of those nights where you solicit the services of a prostitute, try to pay her with an iPhone 5, steal her purse and try to escape on a bicycle, only to be chased down and caught by a transvestite? No? Oh, that'll just be Lecce winger Ousmane Dramé then.
The 20-year-old Frenchman is alleged to have sought the services of a Nigerian lady of the night in the Porta Rudiae area of Lecce in the early hours of Monday morning, but after failing to pay for the dirty deed with cash, things started to play out like a rejected plot line from The Hangover sequel.
Italian news agency ANSA reports:
A Lecce soccer player was charged Monday for stealing a purse from a prostitute and fleeing by bicycle after reneging on a deal to give her his iPhone 5 for sex. Ousmane Drame, a French national and striker for the third-division club, was reportedly chased down by a transsexual friend of the robbed Nigerian streetwalker after the incident early Monday.
Police also charged Drame' with injuring the transsexual when he allegedly tripped him as he tried to wrest the purse from his hands.
On Monday, the Italian third division side published a statement on their official website, claiming they would suspend Dramé and terminate his contract if the "facts were confirmed". They also claim they will proceed with legal action for damages to the club's image.
Dramé — who has barely played this season — was once linked to the likes of Arsenal and Fiorentina, the kind of clubs whose players can afford to pay their prostitutes in cash. Sadly, this incident may have diverted his career path away from Europe's elite clubs for a while.
Ryan Bailey, Yahoo! Sports