Jack Grealish in trouble again – This time it’s his driving
Aston Villa captain and attacking midfielder Jack Grealish has found himself splashed on the front page of every tabloid paper and this time around, it has nothing to do with his campaign for the global ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Jack Grealish sentenced for reckless driving
If you were anywhere near a mobile phone last week then you will know that the 25-year-old Casanova went a little further than just taking the knee against racial discrimination.
However, his flare on the field — and in the sheets — was not the subject of proceedings at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. As reported by Sky Sports, Grealish pleaded guilty to two cases of reckless driving.
The one incident happened back in March, shortly after he had posted a video on Twitter urging locals to adhere to lockdown protocols and practice all necessary safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In a hypocritical twist, Grealish was found intoxicated after crashing his Range Rover into two parked vehicles in Dickens Heath, Solihull, West Midlands.
The other incident was reported on 18 October, where an unmarked police vehicle recorded the Aston Villa captain driving “close to an intimidating distance”.
Here’s a breakdown of his sentence
For these charges, the court ruled that the appropriate punishment for the 25-year-old was to ban him from driving for nine months. Additionally, Grealish is expected to fork out a fine totalling £82 900 (R1.65 million) in seven days.
Once the nine-month ban is exhausted, the midfielder will have to go through the painstaking process of re-applying for a new licence.