Year: 2009

Prostitution may be legal in France, but that freedom still comes with certain restrictions. First and foremost, the girl has to be 18. Simple, right? Not for French footballers Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Sidney Govou, who learned that fact the hard way after an investigation concerning their involvement with an underage hooker was launched in 2010. The players had met the girl in question at a Parisian nightclub in 2009 and, allegedly, Ribery had sex with the young woman, with Govou and Benzema acting as witnesses. Luckily for the players, though, the case was eventually dropped.