Ex-Premier League player jailed after driving scam
A former Premier League footballer has been jailed for six
months for sending fake letters to the police to avoid a driving
Leon McKenzie, who played for Norwich in England’s top division
in the 2004-05 season, sent letters claiming to be from a fictional
garage which said his car was off the road.
The 33-year-old McKenzie was sentenced at a court in Northampton
on Tuesday after pleading guilty to six charges of perverting the
course of justice between February 2008 and December 2009.
McKenzie released a statement on Twitter, saying his behavior
was ”totally unacceptable and very naive” during a time in which
he ”fell deep into depression, which led me to try and take my
He retired from football in December.