Soccer star Marlon King was jailed for 18 months on Thursday (29Oct09) for sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub and punching her in the face when she spurned his advances.
The Jamaican international, who played for English Premier League side Wigan Athletic at the time of the incident, groped the 20-year-old at a bar in London last December (08) before lashing out, breaking her nose.
King, 29, denied sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm but was found guilty on both counts by a jury. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Wigan Athletic bosses fired the striker after the court verdict was announced on Thursday.