Monday, June 30, 2008

Joey Barton pleads GUILTY

Joey Barton pleads guilty to assault charges.

Newcastle midfielder had been in prison for quite some time now over charges of body assault on a team mate,Ousmane Dabo last May on the training ground.
He was to be presented today for the hearing but changed his earlier "not guilty" stance to "guilty" before the trial was to begin.The verdict would be passed tomorrow.
This would only add to the midfielders woes when Newcastle had offered him to either cancel his contract or take a huge cut in salary.
He had been a controversial figure since his Manchester City days when he left the stadium after being dropped.He had been broken the leg of a pedestrian on a night of rash driving in May 2005.He was then arrested in March 2007 on suspicion of assault on a taxi driver.
Following his training ground "scuffle" he was transfered to Newcastle United but didn't play well enough to earn a place in the starting eleven.When he did,he wasn't the talented player he had been in his Manchester City days when he was indeed problem free.

UPDATE:Watch Joey Barton's CCTV footage as released by the police after he pleaded guilty.[Thanks to 101 Great Goals]

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Anonymous Aravind said...

Will we see that footballer Barton ever again....maybe no.

July 1, 2008 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger tanuj lakhina said...

Well with his indiscipline and lack of effort that we saw when he was at St James' Park,I wouldn't even want to see him back.

July 1, 2008 at 7:32 AM  

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