Tevez appeals against City fine

Carlos Tevez has appealed to the Premier League against a

six-week fine imposed by Manchester City for his continued absence

from the club.

City found Tevez guilty on Dec. 22 of gross misconduct for

traveling without permission to his native Argentina in November,

where he remains.

The Premier League leaders handed Tevez a fine of 1.2 million

pounds ($1.9 million), which the player appealed on Jan. 7. That

appeal was thrown out on Jan. 11 by City directors Marty Edelman

and Mohamed al-Mazrouei following a hearing.

Tevez hasn’t played for City since refusing to warm up during a

Champions League game against Bayern Munich in September.