Accused footballer denies salary fear


Adam Johnson trial: "Career fears led to delay of admission"

Image caption The former Sunderland footballer was arrested in March last year

England footballer Adam Johnson has denied that a fear of losing his career and £60,000 per week salary prevented an earlier admission of grooming and kissing a 15-year-old girl.

The former Sunderland player denied four charges against him before admitting two of the offences on the first day of his trial.

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