EFEVersailles, France

Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema was handed a one year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) by a French court that found him guilty of being complicit in the blackmail of a fellow football player in a sex tape scandal.

The court in Versailles ruled that Benzema, 33, deliberately tried to convince Mathieu Valbuena to negotiate with blackmailers who were threatening to release a sex tape involving the then-Lyon player.  EFE