Just days after he was released from jail, the former Sheffield United striker - who served two and half years of a five year sentence for raping a teenager in a hotel room - was embroiled in new controversy.
In an interview conducted just prior to his release, but made public for the first time yesterday, the 25-year-old told how it had been "unforgivable" to have cheated on his girlfriend Natasha Massey.
But with respect to the actual crime he was convicted of by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court two years ago, he showed no remorse and maintained he had broken no law.
He told a Sunday newspaper: "It was something that should never have happened.
"I cheated on my girlfriend and had sex with this girl - but it was definitely consensual."
He added: "I am determined to prove my innocence.
"I really thought it would have been thrown out of court and I was stunned when I was convicted.
"I had done nothing wrong."
A statement posted on Evans' website from his family and girlfriend also stressed he would "continue the fight to clear his name".
It added: "Chedwyn Evans maintains his absolute innocence and his family, friends and many who know the true facts of the case believe that his conviction was a gross miscarriage of justice."
Evans' highly controversial case is now due to be fastracked into review by the Criminal Case Review Commission.
The "substantive" investigation into his rape conviction is expected to take place "within the next few weeks".
If the review goes in Evans' favour, his conviction could potentially be overturned, as the CCRC has the authority to direct cases to the Court of Appeal.
A CCRC spokesman explained: "In line with our published policy on prioritisation, and in relation to the facts of the case and the issues raised in Mr Evans' application to us... we now expect our substantive investigation to begin within the next few weeks.
"The decision to prioritise the case simply brings forward the starting point of the investigations to decide whether or not there may be grounds for us to refer the case to the court of appeal.
"It does not in any way represent a judgment by the commission as to the merits of the case or its chances of being referred."
Last night, Katie Russell, spokeswoman for the charity Rape Crisis charity, branded the player's words harmful and insulting to his victim, for whom she said he had never shown any regard.
"His protestations of innocence and sympathy only for his girlfriend are insulting, harmful and hurtful - not only to his victim, but also to the countless other victims of sexual violence out there," she said.
"He has never taken a moment's responsibility for his crime nor shown any regard for the terrible impact it has had on her."
The former Sheffield United player's release last week sparked a fierce debate over whether he should be allowed to return to his highly paid role as a footballer.
Many Blades fans have called for Evans to be rehabilitated but almost 151,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Bramall Lane club not to welcome him back.
TV presenter Judy Finnigan sparked further controversy by claiming Evans' crime was "non violent" and did not cause "bodily harm" during a panel discussion on ITV's Loose Women.
Her comments caused a wave of criticism, abuse on social media and also sparked threats against her daughter, fitness instructor Chloe, wishing rape on her.
Evans was jailed in April 2012 for the rape in Rhyl, North Wales.
The footballer admitted having sex with the woman but she told the jury she had no memory of the incident.
The prosecution said the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.
Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald also admitted having sex with the victim but was found not guilty of the same charge.
An appeal against Evans' conviction was rejected by three judges at the Court of Appeal in 2012.
Over the weekend, Sheffield United dismissed reports that the club has offered a new contract to Evans as "false and damaging".
In a statement, the club rejected the report as "speculative" media coverage, adding: "An article in The Sun (on Saturday) that Sheffield United has offered a contract to former player Ched Evans is false and damaging to the club.
"We have made a statement on this matter previously and the lack of credibility and substance from this latest media report does not warrant any expansion from previous comments apart from noting that we are continuing to deliberate on any long-term decision about Ched Evans."
TV presenter and Sheffield United patron Charlie Webster, who revealed in an interview earlier this year she was sexually assaulted as a teenager, said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Evans.
She said: "You will have young people cheering him on when he scores a goal.
"Not under my name, under my club or community.
"He says he is innocent, he has shown no remorse."
She was immediately branded a "hypocrite" by Evans' sister Kylie, who retweeted a message in which the sports presenter posted last month saying she wanted to get a photograph of former heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson.
He was convicted of rape in 1992 after an incident the previous year and subsequently served three years of a six-year sentence.
Miss Webster, 31, later said she was now "not proud of" her Tyson tweet.
Evans' girlfriend, Miss Massey, has long led a campaign to have his conviction overturned.