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Becker Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Scam Charge


Boris Becker has hoisted some of the most prestigious championship silverware in sport.

The former world No. 1 insists he's not guilty of Grand Slam heist.

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The 52-year-old Becker pled not guilty to charges he hid Grand Slam trophies a court ordered him to hand over to settle bankruptcy debt.

Wearing a blue suit, a black Puma baseball cap and a black Puma mask with the words "stronger together" emblazoned on it, Becker pled not guilty to all charges during his 45-minute appearance before Southwark Crown Court in London, the Press Association and Reuters report.



Hall of Famer Becker declared bankruptcy in a London court in June of 2017.

About a year later, some of the German's most treasured trophies and tennis memorabilia were up for auction. About 81 items from Becker's collection were sold by British auction house Wyles and Hardy and Co. to raise funds for his creditors.

A full-sized replica of Becker's 1989 US Open trophy was among the silverware in the sale.

Among the charges Becker faced in a 28-count indictment today was he allegedly hid his maiden major championship, the 1985 Wimbledon trophy. Becker made history as the youngest men's champion at the grass court Grand Slam in 1985. Becker is also accused of failing to comply with an order to disclose financial information. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Becker has pled not guilty to all charges.

Earlier today, Becker posted this inspirational response on Instagram: "What defines us is how well we rise after falling" along with an affirmative "word" comment.

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