News is just coming through that the Newcastle United striker, Andy Carroll, was today fined £1,000in Newcastle Crown Court, after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in the Blu Bambu nightclub last December.
Andy Carroll – entering court this morning
The 21-year-old Newcastle striker pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of common assault, and had to pay an additional £2,500 in compensation at the Newcastle Crown Court this morning. The total fines are less than a day’s wages for Andy Carroll, who is getting over £30K/week at the Newcastle club with his recently signed contract.
The victim of the assault suffered a head injury, which required hospital treatment on 7th December last year. That seems to us there was some battery involved- but what do we know?
Carroll had earlier pleaded innocent to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and had said his actions were in self defense, but that charge was then dropped when he pleaded guilty to the lesser offense – that’s the law for you.
But this has to come as a huge relief to both the Newcastle striker, the Newcastle United Football club and the Newcastle fans, as there was a chance his sentence could have been much stiffer. So this has to be seen as more good news for Newcastle following Saturday’s 2-1 win at West Ham, especially after all of last week’s goings on.
We hope and pray that Andy will now put all this nonsense behind him and stick to what he does best – and that is scoring goals for his home-town club Newcastle United – which he did on Saturday to get Newcastle all 3 points at West Ham.
Being with Kevin Nolan and his family for three months might just be the best thing that can happen to Andy, as he experiences what it’s like to be part of a stable and happy family.