Joey Barton is jailed for assault

DiamondGeezer

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2004
Messages
3,002
Reaction score
166
Location
Bangalore
Premier League footballer Joey Barton has been jailed for assault and affray.

Barton, 25, was arrested in Liverpool on 27 December 2007 after he was involved in a confrontation outside a McDonald's restaurant in the city.

The Newcastle and England midfielder, from Widnes, admitted the charges last month but reporting restrictions were only lifted on Tuesday.

Sentencing him to six months in jail, Judge Henry Globe QC said it was a "violent and cowardly act".

His club said in a statement: "Newcastle United notes the sentence passed to Joey Barton at Liverpool Crown Court today.

"The club is considering the verdict and will be making no further comment at this moment."

Barton, originally from Huyton, Merseyside, began his football career with Manchester City in 2002.

He was sold by them to Newcastle United in June 2007 in a £5.8m deal, four months after he had made his full international debut for England

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7409943.stm
 

yomeh

Inactive User
Joined
Dec 29, 2006
Messages
836
Reaction score
10
He should have been locked long time ago when he battered his ex city team mate hes an complete animal
 

yomeh

Inactive User
Joined
Dec 29, 2006
Messages
836
Reaction score
10
very true he'll only serve half of that if hes on good behaviour wont he
 

harry127

Member ++
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
551
Reaction score
10
He's been skirting with the jail for a while now. hope he'll have learned a lesson that even earning £40k??? a week, he's not above the law!
 

NL7

Inactive User
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
3,200
Reaction score
25
Location
UK
An absolute thug. Shoulda been locked up for longer!
 

nohidingplace

Member +
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
887
Reaction score
4
just reading in the paper that he is still waiting to go on trial for that one

well if he has the 2nd one on the way it could be the end of his career especially if some lag does his leg in he could also have to pay a lot of money to look afterhimself,wonder i the club will cancel his contract?
 

DiamondGeezer

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2004
Messages
3,002
Reaction score
166
Location
Bangalore
wonder i the club will cancel his contract?

Not sure on that one, didn't they pay around £5m for him last season? if he was out of contract maybe but cant see it happening

simlar to Jermaine Pennant, didn't Steve Bruce pay £2m while he was in prison to Arsenal
 

krazylegz

DW Regular
Joined
Oct 9, 2005
Messages
5,521
Reaction score
34
Location
teletubbie land
sure i seen it on skysports news this morning at work that the club are gunna stand by him......but wouldnt say for defo till a official statement comes out........just hope the [email protected] learns his lesson and pulls his socks up

yeah brucey payed for pennant when he was banged up
 

Baaheeduk

Inactive User
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
6,479
Reaction score
151
Location
In a house with lots of alcohol on the go!!
BBC Seem to think differently?

According to the Sun today Newcastle have sacked him

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1363000.ece


BBC Says the Club aren't going to comment on the next case.

Barton to be sentenced for attack

Premier League footballer Joey Barton is to be sentenced later for attacking a team-mate on the training ground.

The 25-year-old midfielder, now with Newcastle United, repeatedly punched Ousmane Dabo who was on the floor.

At Manchester Minshull Crown Court Barton admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when both were Manchester City players.

He is currently serving a six-month jail term for an attack while on bail in which he punched a man in Liverpool.

Barton, born in Liverpool, was sold by Manchester City to Newcastle United in a £5.8m deal last summer, signing a five-year contract.

His club has said it will not be commenting on the case.

'Explosive' violence

Barton admitted the May 2007 assault on Dabo when he appeared in court on Monday.

Richard Vardon, prosecuting, described the incident at City's Carrington training ground as an "explosive combination of football and violence".

The two players apparently rowed on the training pitch and Dabo, 31, pushed Barton away as he swore at him.

Barton retaliated punching him in the head and causing Dabo to lose consciousness.

Witnesses were due to give evidence saying they saw Barton continue to punch his team-mate as he lay dazed on the ground.

It is the third time Barton has been in court during 2008.

In May he was jailed for the Liverpool attack which was caught on CCTV.

Later that month he was cleared of vandalising a taxi on a night out in Merseyside.




Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england/7482620.stm

Published: 2008/07/01 03:29:05 GMT

© BBC MMVIII
 

Shaggy

Inactive User
Joined
Sep 9, 2005
Messages
427
Reaction score
3
Location
Cheshire
Just in-case anybody hasn't seen it....

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul5uVWDexRo"]Warning: CCTV of footballer Joey Barton in violent attack[/ame]

Didn't get long enough if you as me....
 

saints33

Inactive User
Joined
Apr 28, 2008
Messages
59
Reaction score
0
Location
Super St. Helens
If he was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court, doesnt that mean he goes to that holiday camp at Preston. (not sure of its name, Kirk something). He will no doubt get the same treatment Prince Hameed got when he broke the law, how good the rich and famous get life both sides of the fence
 

Dutcho

VIP POOF
VIP Member
Joined
May 27, 2001
Messages
20,876
Reaction score
519
Location
Been to Rat's, have rash to prove it ;)
He got off with it ??

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has been spared another jail term over his assault of Ousmane Dabo after pleading guilty to the charge.

Barton punched his former Manchester City team-mate in a training ground row, leaving him unconscious and covered in blood on the ground.

The 25-year-old was due to go on trial at Manchester Minshull Crown Court on Monday, but changed his plea shortly before the scheduled start.

He has now been given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to carry out community service.

Judge Mushtaq Khokhar told Barton: "As a professional footballer you are someone who is talented and greatly idolised by young and old alike whether you are playing at Manchester City and now at Newcastle United.

"You are constantly in the public eye. You have a high profile, there would be instances of provocations ... being an idol brings with it responsibilities which you have to carry with you all the time.

Example

"You want to be setting an example, particularly to those who idolise you, particularly youngsters who look up to you."

Barton was suspended by City after the incident and joined Newcastle for £5.8million last summer, but he continued to make headlines away from the pitch.

He is currently serving a six-month jail term which began on 20th May after pleading guilty to charges of assault and affray over an incident at a McDonald's in Liverpool city centre on 27th December.

Newcastle have now confirmed they will speak to Barton over his future.

They said in a statement: "The club now intends to hold discussions with Joey and his representatives at the earliest possible opportunity."
 
TEST
Top