Sunderland star Bramble tells rape trial that footballers ‘get a lot of female attention’

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SUNDERLAND AFC star Titus Bramble told a jury that being a professional footballer brings a lot of attention from women.

The defender was giving evidence at Leeds Crown Court at the rape trial of his brother Tesfaye Bramble, 30.

Ex-player Tesfaye Bramble is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in Newcastle’s Vermont Hotel.

Titus Bramble told the court how his party had gone to Madame Koo’s bar after a SAFC home defeat by West Ham United in September last year.

He said he returned to the hotel later and found his brother, two of their friends and the alleged victim in a room he had booked.

Mr Bramble said he assumed the woman had gone back there for sex.

He added: “Because of my job we get a lot of female attention.”

He also agreed he had heated discussion with the alleged victim in the hotel room, in which he defended footballers when she generalised about their arrogance.

Earlier, his brother told the court how he got into bed with the student he is accused of raping to “try my luck”.

The woman, who cannot be identified, has said she went to the hotel, fell asleep in a room and woke to find a large, black man having sex with her.

Tesfaye Bramble, of Ipswich, denies rape.

Proceeding.