Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Guilty, m'lud

Recently demoted England centre Mike Tindall has this week pleaded guilty to drink-driving on the way to watch England's Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham in March.

After boozing at the Cheltenham Festival the previous day, the Gloucester centre was breathalysed by police on the M4 and found to be over the limit.

Tindall was bailed to appear before magistrates on 24th October for a "special reasons" hearing. I doubt that these "special reasons" can involve the fact that he's rogering royalty (although it would be a uniquely inventive defence). No, the fact that a medical expert is to be called suggest that it has more to do with "Iron Mike" no longer having an iron liver - the result, probably, of his liver being seriously lacerated in the opening 6 Nations match against Wales at the beginning of February.

A sad decline in his performance at the bar possibly reflecting the sad decline in his form on the pitch, dare I suggest?

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