26 January 2009
Footballers Are Idiots: Mikel Charged With Drink-Driving
The 21-year-old Nigerian was pulled over near Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham on Saturday morning at 5:30 AM after a policeman noticed him driving erratically in his Range Rover. Less than 12 hours later, Chelsea were taking to the pitch to play Ipswich in the FA Cup fourth round. Mikel was officially charged and will be due in court on April 3rd to face trial.
A Chelsea spokesman stated, "We are aware [Mikel] was arrested and charged. We want to establish the facts before we comment.”
It’s been rumored that Mikel knew he would not be involved in the match against Ipswich, but that is still no excuse for his behavior.
Link: Chelsea Star John Obi Mikel Charged with Drink-Driving