From Wayne Rooney to Yaya Toure – 6 footballers charged with drink-driving & their punishment

August 28, 2018 Off By Oha
Tottenham Hotspur skipper Hugo Lloris was in wrong side of the law after failing a roadside breathalyser test in central London
Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris was charged with drink driving, but what punishment he will get we are yet to see.
The France international – who lifted the World Cup earlier in the summer – failed a roadside breathalyser test in central London, at around 2.30am on Friday (August 24), and was subsequently taken to Charing Cross Police Station before later being released on bail.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1
“Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August.
“He has been bailed to return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 11 September.”
Unfortunately Lloris isn’t the first footballer to have been caught on the wrong side of the law when it comes to drink driving down the years.
Here’s a list of players who have been charged for this offence and punishment they got in court.
Wayne Rooney
Club: Everton
Date: September 1, 2017
What is his punishment?Reportedly fined two weeks’ wages by the Toffees and handed a two-year driving ban.
Club did stick by the former England captain as he was named in the starting XI for their very next Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur after the international break.
Wayne Rooney leaves Stockport Magistrates Court (Image: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
Yaya Toure
Club: Manchester City
Date: December 6, 2016
What is his punishment?Fined £54,000 – one week’s wages – by Manchester City and banned from driving for 18 months.
The Ivorian apologised for this situation.
He said: “Over the last two weeks there has been some confusion as to why I was charged with drink driving, as it is well known that I am a Muslim and do not drink.”
City stood by the midfielder and included him in their matchday squad for the following game against Leicester City.
Yaya Toure celebrates with the Premier League trophy in May 2018. (Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Roberto Firmino
Club: Liverpool
Date: December 24, 2016
What is his punishment?Fined £20,000 and banned from driving for a year.
The Reds stuck by the forward, he started and scored in the 4-1 win over Stoke City three days later and even featured against Chelsea a day before his hearing.
Roberto Firmino and wife Larissa Pereira arrive at Liverpool Magistrates Court in Liverpool, on February 1, 2017. (Image: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Tony Adams
Club: Arsenal
Date: December, 1990
What happened next?Jailed for four months after he was caught drink-driving and found to be four times over the legal limit
After serving half of his sentence he returned to the Gunners and remained there for another decade – winning two more league titles in that time.
Granada’s English coach Tony Adams adjusts his tie before the Spanish league football match Granada FC vs Real Madrid CF at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on May 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SERGIO CAMACHO (Photo credit should read SERGIO CAMACHO/AFP/Getty Images)
Darron Gibson
Club: Everton
Date: 16 August, 2015
What is his punishmentt?Banned from driving for 20 months, ordered to pay compensation of £4,500 for the damaged bicycle and £1,000 to Mr Quinn – plus £100 each to the other two cyclists.
Gibson was also sentenced to a 12-month community order, with an unpaid work requirement of 200 hours.
Darren Gibson (Image: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
Darron Gibson
Club: Sunderland
Date: March 17, 2018
What is his punishment?Given a two-year community order but was spared jail after District Judge Roger Elsey heard he had psychological issues at the time.
Sunderland ended his contract after he was charged.
Darron Gibson (Image: Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)
Jermaine Pennant
Club: Leeds United (on loan from Arsenal)
Date: February, 13, 2004
What is his punishment?Banned from driving for 16 months and fined £1200.
Jermaine Pennant
Club: Birmingham City (on loan from Arsenal)
Date: January 23, 2005
What is his punishment?Jailed for three months
Immediately returned to playing for Birmingham City, although he had to wear an electronic tag at all times, including while on the pitch.
Jermaine Pennant arrives at Aylesbury Magistrates Court on March 1, 2005 (Image: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)
Jermaine Pennant
Club: Stoke City
Date: April 29, 2012
What is his punishment?Avoided another jail sentence, banned from driving for three years and given an eight-week jail sentence, suspended for a year.
Also fined £80 costs and given a 12-month supervision order.