Footballer “fears £60k weekly wage loss”


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 all four charges against him but pleaded guilty to two offences on the first day the case was listed for trial.

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