Barrow James Cotterill admits FA Cup punch

Ollie Irish

30th, November 2006

CotterillBarrow defender James Cotterill has pleaded guilty to causing grevious bodily to Bristol RoversSean Rigg during an FA Cup match. Rigg was left with a double fracture of the jaw after being punched by Cotterill in an off-the-ball incident.

Cotterill admitted the charge at Barrow Magistrates Court. He will be sentenced at Lancaster Crown Court in January. Rigg told the court that he had been forced to drink through a straw and eat using a teaspoon. [Via BBC]

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