Footballer found guilty of assault and actual bodily harm.
Wigan Athletic striker Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman and causing actual bodily harm.
The former Gillingham and Nottingham Forest front-man had been accused of groping a woman in a bar, before breaking her nose after she rejected his advances.
King was unanimously convicted by the jury at Southwark Crown Court, with the victim – a 20-year-old student – and two of her friends present.
The striker was given an 18-month jail sentence in 2002 for handling a stolen £32,000 BMW convertible.
The sentence was reduced to five months on appeal.
Latics’ chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that he will terminate the player’s contract following his conviction. (Four Four Two)
Good to see that Wigan Athletic have ended the players contract but what are the odds that the moment he is freed, probably after serving less than half of the sentence, another side quickly signs him up for the start of next season!