Former Denmark forward Bendtner jailed 50 days for assault
COPENHAGEN, Denmark â" Former Denmark forward Niklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail and fined 1,500 kroner ($230) after being found guilty of assault.
Bendtner was charged with beating and kicking a cab driver in Copenhagen on Sept. 9. The 30-year-old Dane admitted hitting the man but said he had acted in self-defense after a quarrel over the fare.
Denmarkâs TV2 channel says the Rosenborg forward immediately appealed Fridayâs ruling.
The cab driver, whose jaw was broken, was acquitted of violence but fined 3,000 kroner ($460) for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seatbelt.
Bendtner, a former Arsenal and Juventus forward, has not been selected for his national team in recent months because of his poor shape.
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