Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been before the FA today, and has admitted a charge of violent conduct against former Manchester City team mate Ousmane Dabo.
Joey Barton – pleaded guilty today – now faces personal hearing
Joey Barton has just completed 74 days in jail on an unrelated assault charge, and for the Dabo assault he was given a suspended sentence of four months.
The FA charged Barton with the attack on Dabo, which took place at Cityâ€™s Carrington training ground outside Manchester on May 1st of last year.
Barton has been granted a personal hearing before a Regulatory Commission on a date yet to be decided, the FA said on its official website today.
It is at that hearing that we should know what further action the FA will take on Barton.
But it does seems likely, because of precedent, that he will be suspended for probably as much as 15 games of this coming season.