Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez escaped jail on Wednesday but was sentenced to 250 hours of community service and a six-month driving ban at Macclesfield magistrates’
court for confessing to driving with a suspended license and without car insurance after being stopped by police as he left a golf course following an anonymous tip on March 7. Tevez was also ordered
to pay fines totaling $1,733 for the offense.
Tevez’s probabation officer said the striker stated he “would welcome the opportunity to put something back into the community … He was very clear when I was talking to him that this was a very salutary lesson, the seriousness of this type of offense has come home to him and the likelihood of this happening again is highly unlikely."