Leicester City’s Danny Simpson will no longer have to do community service after he complained to a judge that journalists had made it nearly impossible for him to fulfill his sentence, according to the BCC.
Simpson, 29, was convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend last May. He had been completing community service until journalists discovered the location he was volunteering, which he said disabled him from continuing. A judge revoked the community service sentence on Wednesday and ruled Simpson should abide by a curfew instead.
His lawyer argued for the soccer player to pay a fine as the curfew was viewed as “unjust” to his football commitments. The judge rejected.
Simpson will be forced to wear electronic tag and stay indoors at his home at certain hours over the next 21 days.
He was planning to join the team’s owners in Thailand but the judge did not lift the punishment.