Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Joey Barton to be released just in time for the football season

Wow, it's amazing the timing of this. Call me cynical but it's amazing what you can do with an expensive lawyer.

Joey Barton is jailed for assault

"Premier League footballer Joey Barton has been jailed for assault and affray.

Barton, 25, was captured on CCTV in Liverpool on 27 December 2007 punching one man 20 times before an attack which left a teenage boy with broken teeth.

The Newcastle and England midfielder, from Widnes, admitted the charges last month but reporting restrictions were only lifted on Tuesday.

Sentencing him to six months in jail, Judge Henry Globe QC said it was a 'violent and cowardly act'."

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