There are more details coming out relating to Andy Carroll’s assault charges that we all heard about yesterday.
Andy Carroll - let himself and the club down badly
Andy was granted bail in Hexham but only when he agreed to live with club captain Kevin Nolan in Ponteland for the next three months.
When Andy broke Steven Taylor’s jaw in March, in what was his last altercation, Kevin was asked to mentor the 21 year-old and try to keep him out of trouble but Andy has put his foot in at again, or should that be his fist?
The 21-year-old striker was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with assaulting 18-year-old Laurie Henderson, his former girlfriend, at her home in Ponteland, and Laurie is said to have sustained a head injury in the altercation.
Andy was charged with assaulting Miss Henderson sometime after 4.30am on Sunday morning, and this is not the first time he’s assaulted a woman.
In September of 2008, when he was just 19, he accepted a caution following an incident in Pudding Chare, a narrow street near the city’s Bigg Market. That was at 2:30 am on a Sunday morning and followed a report from a woman that she had been assaulted by Carroll.
Unfortunately Kevin Nolan’s home is just a convenient 15 minute walk from his former girlfriend’s home, so that doesn’t sound too good does it? Carroll will deny the offence and claim self-defense – oh my! How tall is Andy again?
Newcastle fans had hoped this type of conduct was behind him, but apparently it is not, and if the Newcastle club are not taking this very seriously, then they should be.
The club should get Andy some anger management, as he’ll never fulfill his potential on the football pitch, if he cannot even handle his private life and control his temper.
He’s let himself down badly with this altercation, and he’s also let down all the people at the Newcastle club, who have supported him over the last couple of years. If he loves Newcastle, as he has often said he does, then he shouldn’t show them up with actions like this.