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.