Marlon King arrives at court to face sexual assault charges in 2009. Images: Getty Images/Zimbio
So as Marlon King prepares to make his debut for Coventry City, the controversy surrounding his signing continues unabated. For those not in the know, King was convicted of punching a woman in the face in a night club in 2008 after she rejected his sexual advances. He was in the club to celebrate his wife’s third pregnancy and served nine months in jail.
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