Carlos Tevez is the latest high-profile footballer to be placed on the Premier League's naughty step, after the Manchester City striker pleaded guilty to a series of driving offences at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning.

The 29-year-old escaped a prison sentence, but was ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service over the next 12 months, for driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Tevez was banned from driving for a further six months and slapped with a £1,145 fine, which shouldn't hurt his wallet too much, given that the Argentine star earns a reported £196,000-a-week in wages at the Etihad Stadium.

Sadly, it's an all too familiar story, hearing about English football's elite sportsmen finding themselves in trouble with the law - highlighted by the fact that Tevez is the second Premier League player to appear at the same court in the past few weeks.

Everton goalkeeper Jan Mucha was charged with the same offence last month, after being pulled over by police while banned. The Slovakian claimed he didn't realise he was disqualified because he doesn't read his own post. His excuse failed to convince the prosecution, and Mucha was also sentenced to 25 hours community service.

In light of Tevez's Magistrates' hearing, GiveMeFootball has put together a list of five of the best Premier League bad boys.

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