Adam Johnson released from prison after serving three years

Published Add your comment

Football News

Adam Johnson was released from prison in the early hours of Friday morning.

The disgraced ex-footballer was picked up by his father in a Mercedes people carrier with blacked-out rear windows, having served three years for child sex offences.

Johnson, who was being held at HMP Moorland in South Yorkshire, was sentenced to six years for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan in 2016.

His release on Friday marks exactly halfway through his sentence.

The vehicle that drove the former England international away from HMP Moorland was later spotted arriving at his mansion in Castle Eden, County Durham.

The 31-year-old admitted to kissing a 15-year-old fan but denied her claim that he touched her inside her pants and that she performed oral sex on him.

He was found guilty by a jury of sexual activity with a child in relation to ‘digital penetration’, but was cleared of the same offence with regards to the oral sex.

According to the Daily Mail, Johnson will have a hard time getting back into football.

The newspaper contacted all League One and League Two clubs within a daily commute of the former Sunderland and Manchester City player’s home, and not one said they would consider speaking to him.

Adam Johnson
England Football
Premier League
Manchester City

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again