Football: City star Tevez fined for speeding

21st September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Multi-millionaire footballer Carlos Tevez has been fined £60 (68 euros, $94) after pleading guilty to speeding.

The Manchester City striker, who is reportedly paid a weekly wage of £250,000 (284,587 euros, $390,686), was caught driving in his Bentley Continental GT at 38 miles per hour (61 kilometres per hour) in a 30mph zone in Manchester, north west England, after a match against Birmingham on November 13 last year.

Tevez was not at Oldham Magistrates Court to hear his sentence, but his lawyer confirmed he would pay the £60 fine, £35 in court costs and a £15 "victim surcharge". He will also receive three penalty points on his driving licence.

At an earlier hearing, the court heard that the 27-year-old Argentina international had denied seeing the penalty speeding notice sent to him. It was his failure to respond that caused the case to end up in court.

His advisers manage most of his post because of his poor English, but the court heard that they could not definitely say the letter did not arrive.

Tevez joined City from Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2009 but has been keen to leave Roberto Mancini's side for several months because of family reasons.

He was stripped of the City captaincy earlier this month after failing to land a move before the August 31 transfer deadline.

© 2011 AFP

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