Which Chelsea star was arrested for drink driving hours before a game?
Naughty midfielder could face prison after
This month’s Jermaine Pennant Award for Idiotic Driving goes to Mikel John Obi/ John Obi Mikel/ John Mikel Obi etc, who was arrested and banged up for drink driving in the early hours of Saturday morning:
SOCCER star John Obi Mikel was busted for drink-driving at 5.30am – just hours before Chelsea’s FA Cup match.
Mikel, 21, was pulled over by cops who spotted him driving his Range Rover “erratically” outside the club’s ground on Saturday.
The £40,000-a-week midfielder was given a breath test and put in a police cell. He had been charged and bailed by the time Chelsea beat Ipswich 3-1.
According to The Sun, the Nigerian had already been told he would not feature in Saturday’s FA Cup clash, but that’s hardly an excuse for turning up to work in the morning smelling like Robert Downey Jr.
After failing a breath test, most normal citizens the prospect of a maximum prison sentence of six months and a fine of up to £5,000. As a famous footballer with a terrifying team of lawyers, however, Mikel can look forward to a few days in the can (if that), a light slap on the wrist and a fine that he could probably scrape together with change found underneath his couch cushions.
Spoiler bonus: Mikel was driving a Range Rover Sport, the Premier League’s automobile of choice. See the top ten footballer’s cars here.