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Andros Townsend handed 4 month ban.

Posted on June 04, 2013 by Eddie S

So the authorities have acted quickly and handed Andros Townsend a 4 month ban for breaching betting regulations, even so he will remain eligible for the first fixture of the season with the ban operative from the 23rd May for one month with the remaining 3 months of the sentence suspended.

The suspended sentence will hang over him until the 1st July 2016 and he has also been hit with a fine of £18000. He withdrew from the U21 tournament this summer which his playing punishment for the time being but he will be available for his club beyond the 23rd June which is good news for Tottenham as a club and their supporters.

It is believed that the FA and his club will assist him with any problems that he may have with his betting addiction, if one exists, and presumably everyone can now move on from this unfortunate episode.

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