It wasn’t exactly unexpected, and news that Nile Ranger has been formally charged with assault.
Nile Ranger – career over at Newcastle?
So Newcastle are making headlines for the wrong reasons today, and Nile has been formally charged with assault after an alleged attack in the Bigg Market in the Newcastle City center left a man with a suspected broken jaw.
During the same incident Nile was also charged with a drunk driving offense when he found over the limit driving his new Range Rover.
Only last Sunday Nile was charged with bring drunk and disorderly in the Newcastle city center early on Sunday morning, so he now faces three charges.
Assault, drunk driving and being drunk and disorderly are the three charges, and we’re quite sure Newcastle will try to unload the 20 year-old striker in January.
Some barriers to that are his poor behavior, and the fact he signed a bumper five year deal at Newcastle just over a year ago.
It’s not the first time a young striker has had trouble with the law, as Andy Carroll was charged with assault a couple of times while he was still at his local club, Newcastle United.
But with Newcastle’s image starting to look up[ and the side doing so well this season – they are third top of the Premier League – the last thing the powers that be at Newcastle will want is this kind of publicity.
For the record Nile has appeared 58 times for Newcastle with three goals, and we’d be very surprised if he ever adds to that record.
It looks to us that Nile has cooked his goose at Newcastle, so to speak, and he’s wasting an awful lot of talent.