Paris — Former France striker Djibril Cisse has been
arrested as part of an investigation into a blackmail case that allegedly
involves another football player.
Versailles prosecutor's office said in a statement that
three other people were also put in custody on Tuesday morning.
Cisse is accused of conspiracy to blackmail, a charge with a
maximum prison sentence of five years.
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A prosecutor's spokeswoman said the identity of the victim
won't be revealed "out of respect for his/her private life."
The 34-year-old Cisse, whose career has been marred by
injuries, is currently without a club. A former Liverpool player, Cisse scored
nine goals in 41 games for France.For
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