Cheick Tiote Misses Jail By Smallest Of Margins
Less than 24 hours after being easily Newcastle United’s best player in the derby match, Cheick Tiote handled today’s court appearance in similar fashion.
As to how he ended up in this mess is one thing but at least by pleading guilty to possessing a fake driving licence the Newcastle midfielder has put the lid on this embarrassing episode in his off-pitch life.
Tiote pleaded guilty to buying a fake Belgian licence and then attempting to swap it for a UK bona fide one.
After the guilty plea, Judge James Goss QC handed Cheick a suspended 7 month sentence with 180 hours community service saying;
“I give you credit for your plea of guilty which has saved you from an immediate sentence of imprisonment.
“In that way (community service) you will be punished and I’ve no doubt that using your considerable talent, you will be able to assist others in the community by encouraging them and passing on your skills that way.”
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