One of the biggest fools in football, Adam Johnson, has still been cashing in stupid amounts of money behind bars. The Daily Star reported how the ex-Sunderland winger is baggin £5,000-a-week, totalling £260k-per-year. One word: sickening.
Thought you worked hard for your 9-to-5, by the time the bloke will be released from his six-year sentence, the shamed footballer would have earned over £1.5 million. Jesus.
The ex-England international supposedly has a few properties dotted around the North, meaning he’s not lifting a finger to be taking such a vast amount of money.
Saying that, the news doing the rounds a few months ago was that Johnson had taken a cleaning role in prison, earning £8 for sweeping the floor and clearing the bins. Having given up on that quicker than his Man City career, the winger then apparently landed a £20-a-week job as a prison barber. Seems like he’d make a safe choice as a hair-dresser, with the 29-year-old’s approval of the short-back-and-business look.
Whatever the ex-pro is up to behind bars; be it chopping inmates lids, or sweeping the decks, surely the sentenced player should be stripped of the property licenses, and not be cashing such a large sum of money! Thoughts?
Have a look at some other names in football who have had a run-in with the law…
Never trusted the Dutchman. The ex-Chelsea boss was given a six-month suspended sentence and €45,000 fine for tax fraud.
Probably the hardest striker to grace the beautiful game. Genuinely terrified defenders. No surprise, as Dunc' served a three-month sentence for assaulting Raith Rovers, John McStay... whilst playing! Source: Toffee TV
Of course the philosopher/author/thug has done time. The Rangers man has been up to his usual in light of the midfielder's book being recently released.
And has served a total of 10 months behind bars, including four months in 2008 for common assault on a fellow player in training.
Source: Scottish Sun
Perhaps more surprising to some, the Arsenal legend was locked up for four months after driving four times over the limit.
A black mark on what was an otherwise outstanding career.
Shame the Englishman never lived up to the winger's potential. Why? Because the ex-Stoke man had to wear an electronic tag whilst playing.
Served three months for driving offences.
A new one to us. Whilst at Ajax, the striker caused death by dangerous driving and served 240 hours' community service.
Source: Cyberspace and Crime
Bruno Fernandes de Souza
A very sad case. Souza is serving 22 years for the murder, and hiding the body of the C.R. Flamengo's former girlfriend.
Source: Washington Times
The striker had a suspended 12-month prison sentence, for affray and possession of a class-A drug.
Surely set for Narcos...
Source: The Sun
A proper nasty bloke. Would not want to meet Wise down a dark alley.
Done for assault, leading to a three-month sentence. Yet, for some reason the charge was acquitted. Did Dennis threaten the judge's family?
The striker has served three jail sentences over his 'career', including 18 months for sexual assault charges.
Source: Daniel Prince