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Sweden bans striker for spousal abuse

  • AP, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:57 PM

The Swedish federation has banned Utrecht striker Alexander Gerndt from the national team after he was convicted of assaulting his former wife. The suspension is in place "until further notice."

A Swedish court on Tuesday said the 25-year-old had intentionally struck his former wife on the thigh with a soccer ball during a game that turned violent and gripped her by the throat after she destroyed his computer. Both assaults left bruises on the victim.

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