Marlon King faces prison term again after pleading guilty in court

Controversial former Jamaican international Marlon King is now facing another two years in prison after today pleading guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to a charge of dangerous driving.

This after a three-car crash left a motorist with a broken arm on king’s 33rd birthday while driving a Porsche Panamera in Nottinghamshire on April 26 last year.

The 35-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital after the collision in Winthorpe, near Newark.

King who is currently without a club after he was released by League One side Sheffield United in December was due to go on trial today after pleading not guilty to the charge of dangerous driving at an earlier hearing But changed his plea to guilty this morning and was warned he could face up to two years in prison.


The incident last year came after King lost a Court of Appeal challenge in 2010 against a conviction for groping a young woman and then breaking her nose after she spurned his advances.

Marlon King dangerous driving UK EnglandThe player, who was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment in October 2009, had his application for permission to appeal rejected by three judges in London in December 2010.

He also served five months in prison in 2002 after being caught at the wheel of a stolen £30,000 BMW.

At Nottingham Crown Court today, Judge Nigel Godsmark QC told King he would adjourn sentencing for a pre-sentence report.

King’s lawyer asked that “alternatives” be looked at to an immediate custodial sentence but in ordering an interim driving ban, the judge told King he would make “no promises”.

King, who was granted unconditional bail, will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on May 2.

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