English Premiership

Spurs starlet banned

2013-06-04 19:11
Andros Townsend (AFP)
London - England under-21 winger Andros Townsend was banned and fined for betting offences by the Football Association (FA) on Tuesday but he will still be available for the start of next season.

The Tottenham Hotspur player was fined £18 000 but three months of his four-month ban were suspended until July 1, 2016, leaving him free to resume playing well in advance of the next campaign.

The suspension was backdated to May 23 when Townsend, who impressed on loan at relegated Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in the second half of last season, pulled out of the England under-21 squad for the European Championship in Israel.

In a statement on their website, the FA said Townsend was "charged for breaches of FA Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting, which he admitted and requested a personal hearing".

The rule states that players should not use or give to anyone else for betting purposes any information relating to football which they have learnt because of their position within the game and which is not publicly available.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
30 September 2016
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 21:00
01 October 2016
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 13:30
West Ham United v Middlesbrough, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, Stadium of Light 16:00
Hull City v Chelsea, The KC Stadium 16:00
Watford v Bournemouth, Vicarage Road 16:00
02 October 2016
Manchester United v Stoke City, Old Trafford 13:00
Leicester City v Southampton, King Power Stadium 15:15
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, White Hart Lane 15:15
Burnley v Arsenal, Turf Moor 17:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.