Sunderland sacks Adam Johnson over sex plea

Sunderland sacks Adam Johnson over sex plea

- Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl

- The player is scheduled back at Court on Friday

- Johnson has made 19 league appearances and scored his second goal of the campaign in last weekend's 2-2 comeback draw at Liverpool

Sunderland sacks Adam Johnson over sex plea

Adam Johnson

England player, Adam Johnson has been fired by Sunderland after the winger Adam pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl at the start of his trial.

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Johnson, who has played 12 times for England, continues to deny two further counts of sexual activity with a child when he appeared in court.

The former Manchester City player is scheduled back for the Bradford Crown Court on Friday but Sunderland has already issued a statement terminating their contract with the player.

The Sunderland statement on Thursday read that “in light of Adam Johnson’s guilty pleas, the club has today terminated his contract with immediate effect.”

The 28 year-old father of a baby girl who joined Sunderland in 2012 for 10 million pounds was arrested last March and subsequently bailed.

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Sunderland however suspended Johnson before clearing him to return to join the team when his bail was extended by Durham Police.

He has made 19 Premier League appearances for Sam Alardyce’s men this season, scoring his second goal of the campaign in last weekend's 2-2 comeback draw at Liverpool.

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