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Marlon King sentenced to 18 months in jail.

KING, Marlon (court)Former Coventry City striker Marlon King has this afternoon been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

King has been jailed after being found guilty of dangerous driving, which left one man with a fractured elbow.

King, a former Premier League player, now without a club after being released by Sheffield United in December, was driving his Porsche in Nottinghamshire last April before causing a three-car smash was still a Birmingham City player competing in The Championship at the time.

King had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, and this afternoon he was also hit with a three year driving ban.

The 35 year old victim who suffered a fractured elbow was air lifted to hospital to treat his injuries.

It’s not the first time King has been behind bars, as he was jailed in 2009 for sexual assault, before joining The Sky Blues following his release, reuniting him with former manager Aidy Boothroyd.

After just once season at The Ricoh Arena, King topped the club’s goalscoring charts with 13 goals, before verbally agreeing a new contract. However, he went on to sign for Birmingham City, turning his back on The Sky Blues.

King has had spells at Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Hull City, Leeds United, Wigan Athletic, Watford and Middlesbrough as well as representing Jamaica at international level.

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