Death crash footballer is jailed...

  Quickbeam 07:20 07 Oct 2008
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click here This should stun the high society set of sport and celebrity into realising that an expensive lawyer will no longer get them off with serious motoring offences anymore.

Only a few years ago I would have expected a clever lawyer to wrangle a slap on the wrist out of the courts for his client. It seems the status of 'famous' will no longer get a lenient hearing, unless you're George Michael...

  crosstrainer 07:40 07 Oct 2008

He drinks all day, then proceeds to drive.....Frankly I hope it ruins his life. No amount of money will ever compensate the family for the loss of their children, and this type of "I can get away with it" attitude is far to prevalent today.

  laurie53 09:01 07 Oct 2008

"This should stun the high society set of sport and celebrity into realising that an expensive lawyer will no longer get them off with serious motoring offences anymore."

A bit hopeful.

One swallow does not a summer make.

  dagbladet 09:20 07 Oct 2008

Where does this assumption come from that pro footballers (in this case) think they're immune from prosecution. I doubt that they (the players) think that.

From time to time we are surprised by seemingly lenient sentences handed down by the courts. This is not restricted to any particular walk of life. Some however, are more 'newsworthy' than others and therefore make the headlines. This can give the false impression that only 'celebrities' benefit from supposed light sentencing.

  GRIDD 09:30 07 Oct 2008

He should rot in jail.

I hate football and have done for years now. It's not about sport anymore... it's about celeb status, money and thinking you're invincible like some sort of higher being/god.

He should have received that sentence for each child he killed and then a bit more for the dad.

  lofty29 09:30 07 Oct 2008

The law should be changed so that anyone who causes death by dangerous driving or drink driving gets a mandatory life sentence. This person, who I cannot use the words I would like to, will probably get out in 3.5 years, whereas that family has a life sentence. Dangerous driving and drink driving is in my opinion at least the equivalent to manslaughter.

  dagbladet 09:34 07 Oct 2008

GRIDD

What has this got to do with football?

  peter99co 11:21 07 Oct 2008

I agree with Gridd. It is not just football, it is all the baggage that goes with it.

  Quickbeam 11:33 07 Oct 2008

etc... A booming trade in specialist 'get off lightly' lawyers.

i.e. George Michael found slumped at the wheel in drug induced states several times. Chris Eubank killed a road worker in a contraflow several years back and walked. There's lots of examples.

What this should do is stun his team mates and those around him into realising the the police and courts will go for jail terms whoever you are. How many more of his mates do you think might have been in an unfit state attending the same party, and suddenly realised the potential consequences?

  spuds 11:56 07 Oct 2008

The court found this person guilty, but will he serve anywhere near the sentence given, I doubt it very much.

People who commit acts like this, should be forced in making recompense to the victims or victims family and society on the whole, by whatever means possibly.

Only the other day, I was reading a very comprehensive list of celebrity status person's, who have and still are laughing at the British legal system.Perhaps I am thinking wrong, but in my view, anyone who as 'celebrity status', if proven guilty of an offence should be made an example of, so hopefully preventing 'others' from following the same route.

  dagbladet 11:57 07 Oct 2008

"What this should do is stun his team mates and those around him into realising the the police and courts will go for jail terms whoever you are."

I'll say again, Where does this assumption come from that they don't think the law aplies to them?

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