Marlon King jailed for sexual assault and sacked by Wigan

Posted by - October 29, 2009 - Wigan Athletic

Latics striker locked up

Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a woman in a London bar. The Wigan striker was found guilty of repeatedly groping a 20-year-old student and breaking her nose when she refused his advances.

The father-of-three has now been sacked by the Premier League side.

The incident happened at the Soho Revue Bar, in central London, last December when King was on-loan at Hull City. He was celebrating his wife’s pregnancy and scoring a winning goal against Middlesbrough.

King claimed that it was a case of mistaken identity and that he was not the assailant. But several witnesses testified that it was the 29-year-old who had groped and punched the victim.


    still, better than playing than for hull, eh?