I see he has issued an apology & Oldham are not signing him.
Regardless of the rights & wrongs of this situation I can't understand why any business (which surely a football club is these days) wanting their name to be connected to Ched Evans. He is a political hot potato at the moment.
Was he that good a player ? He can't of played professional football for at least 3 years.
Various players over the years have committed crimes & gone back playing professional football but after a while. But I think this is the first rape case. Wasn't one footballer convicted of drink driving & killed people in the collision & another convicted of GBH ?
Was that because they had to prove fitness or because the club felt the time wasn't right ?
As I say I can't understand why Oldham FC have courted negative publicity for the last week.