There is no silver lining to this story, and Spain is not allowing wealth to uphold impunity. Lionel Messi, one of the top paid athletes in the world, FC Barcelona forward, will stand trial with his father, Jorge, for intentionally not paying taxes from endorsement earnings (defrauding Spain) from 2007-2009 amounting to about $5 million dollars. The judge in the case rejected requests from prosecutors to drop the charges on the star soccer/futbal player and his father, and they will have to stand trial with no date set yet. Lawyers from the tax authority are lobbying for a 22-month sentence for both Lionel and his father. Lionel and his father are denying any knowledge of wrongdoing and intentional fraud.
Amare Stoudemire, is ready to set roll, sail and part ways from the NY Knicks, who on the break tip agreed to buyout the remainder of his five-year $100 Million contract! Stat quickly took control in NY averaging 25.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for the first 77 games (in 2010), but then fell plague to injury! Amare became a better post player and center in New York, but he never got quite going always laboring with his bad knees and showing holes in his D! Amare did everything from spots on Sesame Street to bathing in red wine (recently) during his stay in the BIG APPLE!