Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has dropped his appeal against his one-year suspended sentence for complicity in the attempts to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
The trial was due to take place on June 30 and July 1, but Benzema has grown tired of the process and decided to drop the case.
L'Equipe reports lawyer Hugues Vigier said that Benzema is "exhausted" by the six-year process.
"This withdrawal endorses a ruling of condemnation and apparently of guilt," Vigier said. "It is a judicial truth. But it is not reality."
According to L'Equipe, Benzema has been sentenced to a one-year suspended prison sentence.
The forward was also hit with a fine of 75,000 euros, with 80,000 euros more to be paid to Valbuena for damages.