January 29th, 2010

Just desserts

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Joey Barton, Michael Thomas, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe (twice), Ledley King & Marlon King. What have they all got in common?

They’re all professional footballers who have been charged with criminal or traffic offenses & been mentioned on this blog. I also mentioned Ashley Cole 3 weeks ago when he was convicted of  doing 104mph in a 50 limit. His case was adjourned so he could appear in person & today he didn’t (appear, that is)  but was banned for 4 months anyway.

His solicitor Katherine Hodson, said: “There was no suggestion given by police that there was any cause for concern about Mr Cole’s driving, except for his speed.” Like doing 104 in a 50 isn’t sufficient concern on its own. He also received a £1,000 fine.

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  1. rafanon says:

    No cause for concern! Was the judge smoking a crack pipe at the time!

    Will he have to re-take his test or does he get the license back straight away?

    Oh well, 4 months being chaufer driven for a millionaire….punsihment indeed.

    January 30th, 2010 at 11:22

  2. bender the robot says:

    the swedes and swiss have the best idea for this offence – variable fines… see the last one for a millionare? £250,000 for speeding… ouch…

    January 30th, 2010 at 13:27

  3. retired (northern) sgt says:


    They did try to link road traffic fines to incomes a few years ago. Middle earners were leaving court with a 1000 pound for speeding with only a week to pay whilst benefit dependent repeat offenders were getting 50 pound fine for burglary, payable at 50p per week. It caused (justifiable) uproar and was stopped.
    No doubt he will probably win his appeal.

    January 30th, 2010 at 14:17

  4. Tony F says:

    I would tax all ball kicking morons so hard, that all they would get is the national minimum wage. The monies raised would go to our armed services, NHS, police and fire services.

    January 30th, 2010 at 15:31

  5. R/T says:

    He’s going up the steps apparently. I don’t think he’ll win as the OIC is well-experienced.

    January 30th, 2010 at 18:26

  6. pc hawkeye says:

    I liked the Judge who said,” Is your client aware I can increase this sentence? I’ll adjorn while you have a word with him”.
    Apeal withdrawn.
    Just knew the git would get ‘let off’(coz that’s what it amounts too), anybody else would have been hung out to dry for not turning up in court, (unless they too were playing a game of footy the next day)and would, in all likelyhood, have been looking at a bit of chokey too.
    I hate people who have a bit of spare cash who think they are above the law.

    January 30th, 2010 at 19:22

  7. clark butfisda says:

    He even asked if he could have 3 weeks to pay his fine, the twat earns 85k a week. if that was me who was caught speeding, I’d be getting raped by Mr Big in the showers about now.

    it’s not a matter of what crime you commit, It’s who you are and how good your lawyers are, and thats justice that is!!

    February 1st, 2010 at 14:01

  8. abc says:

    I heard the excuse Cole gave for driving at such excessive speed was that someone had just told him John Terry’s car was parked outside his house…

    February 3rd, 2010 at 23:23

  9. Pug says:

    The 50 was probably de-restricted before we were nannied into lower and lower limits. You know, the sky’s the limit, then 70, then 60, then 50, then 40, then 30, then 20. Next, back to the red flag?

    February 10th, 2010 at 17:32

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