Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:17
He has served his sentence and wants to get on with his life.
The same would be true of anyone who has been found guilty of a crime.
Whether the sentence was just should have no bearing on his desire to return to work, but is a matter for wider discussion that extends beyond this, one off case.
Yes he is claiming his innocence but as Skotty says regardless of the outcome of an appeal, he has already served his sentence, or that deemed required by current statute.
I agree his behaviour was hardly exemplary, but I'm a little surprised by the near complete shock that this sort of thing goes on. Self restraint is easily preached but hard to follow through with when you're young and a bit boozed up. I might possibly be in a minority but I'd be a liar if I said I wouldn't try to cop off with a drunk girl when I was his age.
There are girls out there who activley look to hook up with the rich or famous, head to the city on a Thursday night to get a rich banker, and shock horror, actually like group sex. Girls too go on holiday to get laid as many times as they can.
I'm also a little surprised how someone 2 1/2 times over the drink drive limit is near comatose and has complete memory loss.
I should clarify that I agree with the decision of Sheff Utd, that the sentence for rape is laughably short (10+ years minimum) and that he behaved abhorrently.