Twelve Footballers who went to Prison.
Football is a beautiful game and is adored by millions of fans around the world. The sport has exploded financially over the past 20 years, with players earning more money than ever before. But with all the money involved in today’s game, the ugly side of being so wealthy at a young age can appear – and spending time in Prison the result.
11) Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson was sentenced for six-years in prison after being found to be grooming a 15-year old fan.
Adam Johnson was prosecuted for grooming a fifteen-year-old Sunderland fan after becoming sexually involved with the teen in the back of his Range Rover.
When being sentenced, the judge told Johnson “the sentences imposed will have a significant impact on you. This is entirely your own responsibility and fault.”
The Ex-Sunderland footballer was convicted in March 2016 for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15 and was subsequently sacked from his position with the North-East club.