Carroll Pleads Guilty – Fined £1000 For Night Club Assault

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.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 25, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1

    That’l teach him eh? At least he is available now, until his next assault case in Jan.

  • MacToon

    Oct 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Wow, really thought he had a chance of doing a stretch for this one.

    One thing he does have plenty of…… is money so a fine is not much punishment to a footballer these days! £3,500 in fines and compo, about a tenth of a weeks wage! Just shows how the law is an ass at times.

    Glad for the Toon though 🙂 and Andy…… BEHAVE fgs 😆

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I have to admit, I expected the judge to make an example out of him.

    Still it’s a weight off his shoulders, let’s hope he celebrates with a hat trick against the scum HWTL!

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    You could tell he’d get away scot-free, I’m not so sure about the girlfriend one though 🙁

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #5

    “That seems to us there was some battery involved- but what do we know?”

    You mean like the Duracell bunny ed?

  • shamadz72

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    I believed the right punishment for this kind offence would be some fined and community service work.

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Mark my words HTL – he WILL be made an example of in January. If he doesn’t then the law enforcement is an even bigger joke than we think. I’d hate to see him go down but if it’s what he needs to sort his head out then that’s what needs to happen.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Probably old news but are you following Kevin and Andy on Twitter? If not, do it!

  • Ericles

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    OK – he’s got his punishment. Good job he’s not signing on otherwise he’d be in the nick by now!
    Up to him now to grow up especially as he led the line well on Saturday. Must have been on his mind but he did not let us down.

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon Sweden, you know it’s not them, right?

  • petey

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Great player with even greater potential. Shame he is such a (insert insult here)

    But thats footballers for you. I just wanna watch him play in black and white. For the rest its his problem and i have my opinion on him which wont change tbh even if he wasnt guilty.

    Barton has been through more and im still happy to watch him play for us….but i would still consider him to be a bit of a arse as well.

    Maybe with another criminal on board at nufc more teams will fear us

  • petey

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    HTL is right, this is actually Kevin Nolan’s twitter:

    It appears he has another job, away from football and put on a bit of weight.

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Close, Petey, but this is it:

  • petey

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #14

    lol, so he actually has one? and he doesnt even have a slight sense of humour on it….

    i think i prefer pretending the kevindandandy one is real

  • petey

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    I know i keep reposting, but apparently this is the fella Andy Carroll “accidentally” glassed

    lol, he plays for Crook Town AFC, maybe they should sign Carroll…

  • ksmit

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Unfortunately I was kind of hoping he would get a bit more than just a fine. It’s the same as fining someone who makes this kind of money 100 for a speeding offense… There’s no way that will encourage them to not do it again. He needs to learn that this behavior is completely unacceptable. Wish he had at least gotten some community service time… (not that I was hoping for a long stint in jail…)

  • bobby_ollox

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Petey – he looks a lot older than his birthday might suggest

  • petey

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #18

    haha, thats how old he probably acts though.

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 25, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #19

    I was gonna mention his birthday, Bobby!

    Carroll glassing toddlers nowadays. It’s shameful 😉

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #20

    The KevinAndAndy twitter has made my day more than a few times these past few weeks like. Comedy gold.

    Same with JBJoeyBarton, what a laugh.

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Here’s one to get you lot pumped up for Sunday!


  • perch

    Oct 25, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #22

    thick b@stards the other in jan ,he hasent even been charged and wont be u f ukin knobheads

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 25, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #23

    If i glassed a lad i would be looking at 2-3 year… am a toon fan through n through but the lad needs to be treat like a human not a god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • baro

    Oct 25, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #24

    At least he is going to play Sunday and kick sum of the mackems aSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frank The London Mag

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #25

    As much as I am happy that the fine was small and he can get back to the more important issue of scoring goals on the football field, I’m worried this is leniant and he won’t learn his lesson.


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