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Carroll case closed.

October 25th, 2010 | 72 Comments |

Carroll hit for £5k....
Carroll hit for £5k....
Well it looks like those expecting a protracted trial for Andy Carroll this week will have to be left disappointed.

The verdict has been given by Newcastle Crown Court after the striker pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of common assault whilst claiming that his glass “accidentally slipped out of his hand and caused a cut to Mr Cook’s (the prosecution) eyebrow”.

Carroll will now have to pay a £1,000 fine, £1,500 in court costs plus £2,500 in compensation to the victim, but the plus point from the Newcastle perspective is that the trial has been sorted out quickly and the verdict has been given prompt enough to avoid another week of the good name of Newcastle United being dragged through the press again.

No doubt there will be disgruntled voices emanating from Wearside after this decision as I have no doubt that those of the red and white persuasion will have been frothing at the mouth and willing for Carroll to be sent down. Well unfortunately, fizzers, it’s bad news for you! (more…)