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Welsh striker jailed for rape

The Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex. Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald was cleared of the same charge.

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McDonald 'upset' at Ched Evans' guilty verdict

Clayton McDonald's legal team said in a statement published on Port Vale FC's website:

Clayton McDonald has maintained his innocence from the start and is relieved at his verdict.

However, he is very upset and disappointed regarding the verdict given to his lifelong friend, Ched Evans, whom he will continue to support in any way possible.

Clayton would like to thank his family, friends, the staff and fans of Port Vale Football Club and his legal team for their continued support.

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