Former Watford FC striker Marlon King jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving

Watford Observer: Former Watford FC striker Marlon King jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving Former Watford FC striker Marlon King jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving

Former Watford FC striker Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving.

King, 34, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court after causing a three-car pile up in Winthorpe, Nottingham, last November.

The striker’s Porsche crashed into the other three cars, leaving one of the other drivers with a broken arm.

King spent three years at Watford between 2005 and 2008 and was the top goal-scorer in the 2005/2006 season.

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4:24pm Thu 15 May 14

Meadey39 says...

At least he knows what to expect when he is inside. They might as well give him an annual pass to Her Majesty's Prisons
At least he knows what to expect when he is inside. They might as well give him an annual pass to Her Majesty's Prisons Meadey39
  • Score: 25

4:34pm Thu 15 May 14

Banjo says...

there are people you could give it all to and they'd find a way to screw it up.
there are people you could give it all to and they'd find a way to screw it up. Banjo
  • Score: 22

5:17pm Thu 15 May 14

andyhooked says...

What a shame. Never learnt lessons that bad boys get done. End of his career I suspect.
What a shame. Never learnt lessons that bad boys get done. End of his career I suspect. andyhooked
  • Score: 10

5:38pm Thu 15 May 14

Northern Hornet says...

Well, that's that. Third jail terms a charm I hear!
Well, that's that. Third jail terms a charm I hear! Northern Hornet
  • Score: 11

6:18pm Thu 15 May 14

andyhooked says...

Third time of doing bird? If that is true then he deserves what he gets. No longer a hero in my eyes despite how he got us promoted. He deserves the same treatment as any normal person. Screwed up his life and srewed up the life of those around him.
Third time of doing bird? If that is true then he deserves what he gets. No longer a hero in my eyes despite how he got us promoted. He deserves the same treatment as any normal person. Screwed up his life and srewed up the life of those around him. andyhooked
  • Score: 12

6:23pm Thu 15 May 14

mellow yellow says...

'king moronic.
'king moronic. mellow yellow
  • Score: 13

6:49pm Thu 15 May 14

Poppet Bear says...

What an idiot !!!
What an idiot !!! Poppet Bear
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Thu 15 May 14

only5foot3 says...

How much have his kids seen of him. what a let down
How much have his kids seen of him. what a let down only5foot3
  • Score: 5

8:14pm Thu 15 May 14

Janewfc says...

Not just a striker of women, then.
Not just a striker of women, then. Janewfc
  • Score: 9

8:16pm Thu 15 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

With talent must go self control.

Thanks Wigan for the transfer fee.

Shame the money went on buying the Duke. Oh flip.
With talent must go self control. Thanks Wigan for the transfer fee. Shame the money went on buying the Duke. Oh flip. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 8

9:04pm Thu 15 May 14

JonBoy says...

Has he been erased from Watford history yet?
Has he been erased from Watford history yet? JonBoy
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Thu 15 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 10

9:52pm Thu 15 May 14

DiggerBarnes says...

Times have moved on and it now appears to be not so much "Marlon Says" and more "Marlon, you're". It always seems such a shame when those blessed with the ability we all strived for are left floundering between the ears.
Times have moved on and it now appears to be not so much "Marlon Says" and more "Marlon, you're". It always seems such a shame when those blessed with the ability we all strived for are left floundering between the ears. DiggerBarnes
  • Score: 7

11:23pm Thu 15 May 14

D.unstable says...

I remember when he played for us seeing him drive his BMW after a match off the A41 towards Radlett, must have gone up to about 70mph on a semi rural B road. Thought then he was a bit of an ar5e off the pitch.

We had the best of him I think.
I remember when he played for us seeing him drive his BMW after a match off the A41 towards Radlett, must have gone up to about 70mph on a semi rural B road. Thought then he was a bit of an ar5e off the pitch. We had the best of him I think. D.unstable
  • Score: 7

12:26am Fri 16 May 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall...
He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall... SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: 7

7:18am Fri 16 May 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

How many tines Marlon? How many chances?
You've had a privileged opportunity and just abused it in some of the worst ways possible. On his day, one of the best players to have put on a Watford shirt but there is this side to him he has never been able to shake off. You reap what you sow Marlon.
How many tines Marlon? How many chances? You've had a privileged opportunity and just abused it in some of the worst ways possible. On his day, one of the best players to have put on a Watford shirt but there is this side to him he has never been able to shake off. You reap what you sow Marlon. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 7

7:49am Fri 16 May 14

Surbiton says...

Clearly has an attitude problem. You would have thought by now that he would have got the message that footballers are not bomb proof. I suppose he will now have the time on his hands to be writing and publishing an autobiography entitled " How to mess up a good career" At least Troy got the message and his conduct as far as I know has been exemplary. All power to him!
Clearly has an attitude problem. You would have thought by now that he would have got the message that footballers are not bomb proof. I suppose he will now have the time on his hands to be writing and publishing an autobiography entitled " How to mess up a good career" At least Troy got the message and his conduct as far as I know has been exemplary. All power to him! Surbiton
  • Score: 4

8:05am Fri 16 May 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall...
Perhaps Rolf will be able to draw a picture of them all?
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall...[/p][/quote]Perhaps Rolf will be able to draw a picture of them all? The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 3

8:31am Fri 16 May 14

Sealegs says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall...
Perhaps Rolf will be able to draw a picture of them all?
....using his infamous chat up line..."Have you guessed what it is yet?"
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: He can now hang out with Max Clifford and Stuart Hall...[/p][/quote]Perhaps Rolf will be able to draw a picture of them all?[/p][/quote]....using his infamous chat up line..."Have you guessed what it is yet?" Sealegs
  • Score: 2

8:42am Fri 16 May 14

Northern Hornet says...

andyhooked wrote:
Third time of doing bird? If that is true then he deserves what he gets. No longer a hero in my eyes despite how he got us promoted. He deserves the same treatment as any normal person. Screwed up his life and srewed up the life of those around him.
Yeah, 2002 for handling stolen car when at gillingham, then 2008/9 for the assault in nightclub and now.
(p.s. not a geek, just read it all on the bbc article)
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Third time of doing bird? If that is true then he deserves what he gets. No longer a hero in my eyes despite how he got us promoted. He deserves the same treatment as any normal person. Screwed up his life and srewed up the life of those around him.[/p][/quote]Yeah, 2002 for handling stolen car when at gillingham, then 2008/9 for the assault in nightclub and now. (p.s. not a geek, just read it all on the bbc article) Northern Hornet
  • Score: 0

8:49am Fri 16 May 14

garston tony says...

What a prat, I would normally say the 'fame' and money has gone to his head but I cant help thinking even if he'd not been a footballer he'd have still been this way
What a prat, I would normally say the 'fame' and money has gone to his head but I cant help thinking even if he'd not been a footballer he'd have still been this way garston tony
  • Score: 3

9:09am Fri 16 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon? Harry's Bar
  • Score: 1

10:16am Fri 16 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?
A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-)

HC
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?[/p][/quote]A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-) HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 7

12:16pm Fri 16 May 14

longcliffe says...

What an arrogant person. Not content with punching with an 18 year old girl and breaking her nose, he now causes and near kills someone.
He is loathsome, bullying t**t.
What an arrogant person. Not content with punching with an 18 year old girl and breaking her nose, he now causes and near kills someone. He is loathsome, bullying t**t. longcliffe
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Fri 16 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?
A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-)

HC
Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?[/p][/quote]A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-) HC[/p][/quote]Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole! Harry's Bar
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Fri 16 May 14

TaylorMadeArmy says...

To think, we used to idolise this car-stealing, woman punching, road-raging piece of slime.
To think, we used to idolise this car-stealing, woman punching, road-raging piece of slime. TaylorMadeArmy
  • Score: -1

1:27pm Fri 16 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?
A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-)

HC
Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole!
Did anyone try carjacking you? It's a bit dodgy down in that hovel.

HC
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?[/p][/quote]A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-) HC[/p][/quote]Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole![/p][/quote]Did anyone try carjacking you? It's a bit dodgy down in that hovel. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Fri 16 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC
I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?
A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-)

HC
Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole!
Did anyone try carjacking you? It's a bit dodgy down in that hovel.

HC
I wore a hijab and locked the doors.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want you as the Judge if I was in the dock. What sentence would you have passed for Marlon?[/p][/quote]A life sentence spent at Kenilworth Road. Can you think of anything worse? ;-) HC[/p][/quote]Drove past Kenilworth Road on way to Luton Airport last week... what a hole![/p][/quote]Did anyone try carjacking you? It's a bit dodgy down in that hovel. HC[/p][/quote]I wore a hijab and locked the doors. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Fri 16 May 14

andyhooked says...

King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC

Dear HC, so sorry that it was your Dad that was involved. I wish your dad well and that King gets a tough time in prison and never drives again. He deserves to be on the scrap heap. It is others such as his family that will suffer through no fault of their own. Just down to a useless waste of space an an arrogant piece of doh das!
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC Dear HC, so sorry that it was your Dad that was involved. I wish your dad well and that King gets a tough time in prison and never drives again. He deserves to be on the scrap heap. It is others such as his family that will suffer through no fault of their own. Just down to a useless waste of space an an arrogant piece of doh das! andyhooked
  • Score: -1

8:54pm Fri 16 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

andyhooked wrote:
King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down.

He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot.

HC

Dear HC, so sorry that it was your Dad that was involved. I wish your dad well and that King gets a tough time in prison and never drives again. He deserves to be on the scrap heap. It is others such as his family that will suffer through no fault of their own. Just down to a useless waste of space an an arrogant piece of doh das!
Cheers dude but I did say if he was in the accident. He actually wasn't. .. sorry if I wasn't clear. As for Marlon, I could quite happily not hear his name mentioned ever again. Totally agree with your points though.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: King is a disgrace to humanity, let alone football. How anyone can drive the way he did, slam his brakes and cause a major crash, disgusts me. If it was my dad that had been hurt in the crash due to King's stupidity, I'd quite happily have him put down. He might have played for us but he is one sad excuse for a human. He could've caused a death. He deserves to rot. HC Dear HC, so sorry that it was your Dad that was involved. I wish your dad well and that King gets a tough time in prison and never drives again. He deserves to be on the scrap heap. It is others such as his family that will suffer through no fault of their own. Just down to a useless waste of space an an arrogant piece of doh das![/p][/quote]Cheers dude but I did say if he was in the accident. He actually wasn't. .. sorry if I wasn't clear. As for Marlon, I could quite happily not hear his name mentioned ever again. Totally agree with your points though. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

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