21-year-old Andy Carroll pleaded guilty to common assault this morning at Newcastle Crown Court, and was fined £1,000 and costs that were said to be around £1500, so that’s all about one half of what Andy earns each day playing for the Newcastle United club.
Andy Carroll – the glass just slipped out of my hand, officer
And his Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is hoping the extremely talented striker can put the event behind him, and that’s the very last of his altercations with the law.
This is what Chris Hughton said following the verdict, and he speaks for every Newcastle fan too:
“For the lad himself but for everybody that has supported him around here it is an episode that is very much in the past,”
“We push on from that. He is a lad that is able to put these things behind him as we saw in his performance on Saturday and it is a chapter out of the way.”
The court was told the England Under-21 International threw his drink over Michael Cook in the Newcastle Blu Bambu nightclub last December 7th, and that the glass accidentally slipped out of Andy’s hand and hit Mr. Cook in the head, and caused a cut on his eyebrow.
Is it just us or is that just an absurd claim – are we really supposed to believe it? I didn’t mean to hit him judge but my fist just mysteriously left my right arm and ended up on his chin.
Well, joking aside, it’s over now thank goodness, and we’re very pleased Andy got off and didn’t end up in jail or something like that, since we’ve had enough of Newcastle players in jail with Joey Barton at Newcastle more than two years ago.
But as we reported this morning, Andy can take Joey Barton as an excellent example of someone who has put his life and football career back together, after doing much worse things than Andy has even done.
We really hope the Gateshead lad does just that, for his own sake and for the sake of the famous football club he plays for – Newcastle United.