Sports figure(s) involved: Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou
Year: 2010

Here's a Complex crash course in French law: the age of consent in France is 15, but prostitutes must be at least 18. That might make your head explode, but it's very important to know if you're going to have sex with Parisian prostitutes in a nightclub. In 2010, French soccer players Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, and Sidney Govou were investigated for just that, allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old hooker in a Paris nightclub. An official investigation wasn't launched until after the 2010 FIFA World Cup (how convenient) and eventually charges were dropped.