Colchester United striker Jamie Guy fined over nightclub row

Gazette: Colchester United's Jamie Guy Colchester United's Jamie Guy

A PROFESSIONAL footballer spat in his girlfriend’s face and pulled a clump of her hair out during an argument in a nightclub.

In a statement to police Ellysha Stephens said Jamie Guy, a striker for Colchester United, “played on his minor celebrity status” and could be “arrogant and obnoxious”.

District Judge David Cooper, sitting at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday, heard the couple, who have since split up, had gone out separately on August 25, but bumped into one another in Liquid nightclub, in the High Street.

The judge said Miss Stephens was unhappy Guy, of Mill Street, Colchester, had gone out with his friend and an argument broke out shortly after midnight.

He said: “She said he spat in her face and pulled her round by her hair, causing a clump of her hair to fall out,” he said.

The court heard the couple had been together for three years and have a baby son.

Robert Newbould, mitigating, said since the incident, the couple had been separated and Guy, 22, had not seen his son.

He admitted a charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour.

The judge fined him £350 and ordered him to pay £100 costs and £100 compensation to his former girlfriend.

Guy had already been convicted of threatening behaviour following an incident in a Colchester kebab shop in 2007.

While on loan to Oxford United last year, a charge of criminal damage was formally withdrawn.

He fell out of favour at Colchester under former boss Paul Lambert, but the new manager brought him back against Swindon last weekend, and pledged his support to the player.

After the case, Mr Boothroyd said he was only looking at incidents since he took over.

He added: “Everyone has a clean slate with me. I think in this day and age, professional footballers do get quite a lot of bad press and all young people step out of line sometimes. What I won’t be doing is hitting Jamie with a big stick.”

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5:44pm Fri 18 Sep 09

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Colchester United should sack him...he is no role model for our youngsters to look up to.
Colchester United should sack him...he is no role model for our youngsters to look up to. Say It As It Is OK?
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6:01pm Fri 18 Sep 09

haggydaggy says...

Sorry but that is three strikes and your out for me! fighting, drink driving and now this, sorry but you should be gone.
The thing that makes me laugh at jamie guy is his £400 a week earnings........lose
r!
Sorry but that is three strikes and your out for me! fighting, drink driving and now this, sorry but you should be gone. The thing that makes me laugh at jamie guy is his £400 a week earnings........lose r! haggydaggy
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6:10pm Fri 18 Sep 09

dbcol1 says...

He is always being seen causing trouble in night clubs around town. It's not even like he is a good player either.

He's not worth much to Colchester any more, i would release him and let him join Port Vale like he wanted to.
He is always being seen causing trouble in night clubs around town. It's not even like he is a good player either. He's not worth much to Colchester any more, i would release him and let him join Port Vale like he wanted to. dbcol1
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6:25pm Fri 18 Sep 09

Taj says...

Get rid of him he is a bad role model and an extremely nasty young man who has learned nothing from his past court appearances.
The bad press he recieved was a result of his own appalling behaviour.
Get rid of him he is a bad role model and an extremely nasty young man who has learned nothing from his past court appearances. The bad press he recieved was a result of his own appalling behaviour. Taj
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6:34pm Fri 18 Sep 09

crazy comments says...

Bit annoyed over this. No place for people like this at Col Utd Football club. Not even a good footballer so why extend the problem. Im sure Lambert would have kicked him out sky high never to be seen near the ground again. We will wait and see for the next time. Hope Mr Boothroyd is not a soft touch.
Bit annoyed over this. No place for people like this at Col Utd Football club. Not even a good footballer so why extend the problem. Im sure Lambert would have kicked him out sky high never to be seen near the ground again. We will wait and see for the next time. Hope Mr Boothroyd is not a soft touch. crazy comments
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9:46pm Fri 18 Sep 09

Cufc4eva says...

seen him out a few times always looking like he wants a fight would be very happy to never see him in a colchester shirt ever again should not be a pro !
seen him out a few times always looking like he wants a fight would be very happy to never see him in a colchester shirt ever again should not be a pro ! Cufc4eva
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2:12am Sat 19 Sep 09

holymoly! says...

Aggressive drunk often arrested for assult. Walks around looking quite pathetic. Bad role model for my kids. Not needed at Colchester United. Better of fixing gas boilers. Would probably earn more more too.
Aggressive drunk often arrested for assult. Walks around looking quite pathetic. Bad role model for my kids. Not needed at Colchester United. Better of fixing gas boilers. Would probably earn more more too. holymoly!
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7:44am Sat 19 Sep 09

The Enforcer says...

Thats it Im done woth CUFC till this low life weasel is out of town. I had to watch my mother being beaten for years so there is no way Im going to celebrate if this idiot scored a goal for my hometown team. I know the likelihood of him scoring is low but the point is scum like this should"nt be representing our "family" club. I was delighted Boothroyd came in but I am shocked he wants this loser around the place. Surely the other CUFC players cant stand him. Every time Isee him in Town he is with a load of bling bling characters thinking they are gangsters. He is pathetic. How embarassing he is a "professional" footballer and gets £400 a week. I earn more than him and I dont go round thinking I got the lifestyle of David Beckham. Hopefully someone will "take care" of him in the Town one night.
Thats it Im done woth CUFC till this low life weasel is out of town. I had to watch my mother being beaten for years so there is no way Im going to celebrate if this idiot scored a goal for my hometown team. I know the likelihood of him scoring is low but the point is scum like this should"nt be representing our "family" club. I was delighted Boothroyd came in but I am shocked he wants this loser around the place. Surely the other CUFC players cant stand him. Every time Isee him in Town he is with a load of bling bling characters thinking they are gangsters. He is pathetic. How embarassing he is a "professional" footballer and gets £400 a week. I earn more than him and I dont go round thinking I got the lifestyle of David Beckham. Hopefully someone will "take care" of him in the Town one night. The Enforcer
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8:26am Sat 19 Sep 09

crazy comments says...

Good report in the Sun today. Got the publicity he wanted. Not good for the club. Dump him now please.
Good report in the Sun today. Got the publicity he wanted. Not good for the club. Dump him now please. crazy comments
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9:08am Sat 19 Sep 09

Citizen 139 says...

Scum
Scum Citizen 139
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1:49pm Sat 19 Sep 09

dbcol1 says...

Don't leave the club over this 'Enforcer'. He's never even in the squad apart from a very few occasions.
Lambert gave him no chance in the squad and it's why he was loaned out all season and he was one of the ones who were told they could leave. Boothroyd is at the start of his career with us and he needs to be careful with what he does. There is a statement on the club website saying that the matter will be dealt with internally and i doubt we'll be seeing him at the club this time next year.

When i saw the article in The Sun earlier i felt embarassed as a Colchester fan. The quicker he goes, the better.
Don't leave the club over this 'Enforcer'. He's never even in the squad apart from a very few occasions. Lambert gave him no chance in the squad and it's why he was loaned out all season and he was one of the ones who were told they could leave. Boothroyd is at the start of his career with us and he needs to be careful with what he does. There is a statement on the club website saying that the matter will be dealt with internally and i doubt we'll be seeing him at the club this time next year. When i saw the article in The Sun earlier i felt embarassed as a Colchester fan. The quicker he goes, the better. dbcol1
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5:49pm Sat 19 Sep 09

The Grim Reaper. says...

Well what a hard man you are!!!!!!

Bowling around Colchester like some superstar and giving it the big-un.

Spitting in the face of your childs mother and then pulling a clump of her hair out.

She had you sussed when she described you as a minor celebrity who could be "arrogant and obnoxious".

If that was a female member of my family you done that to you would pay severely.
You two bob tosser!
Well what a hard man you are!!!!!! Bowling around Colchester like some superstar and giving it the big-un. Spitting in the face of your childs mother and then pulling a clump of her hair out. She had you sussed when she described you as a minor celebrity who could be "arrogant and obnoxious". If that was a female member of my family you done that to you would pay severely. You two bob tosser! The Grim Reaper.
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2:14am Mon 21 Sep 09

Wayland says...

Well done everyone!....Let's just hang draw & quarter a clearly troubled person.Any form of abuse towards women is despicable, but some of the responses on here are no better.

People are not necessarily bad, they just have an unhealthy habit of making bad decisions.

See also George Best....A man blighted by his addiction to alcohol.He was given a second chance at life with another mans liver.Did that stop him from living the destructive life that had already catalogued a series of disasters?.....No, of course not.The self destruct button had already long been established.

Paul Gascgoine was not shy of alcohol fuelled rages with his wife, but people have long since empathised that he has openly admitted his problem ala Paul Merson.

I think sensible judgement can only be passed when the REAL problem is addressed and reparation has commenced.
Well done everyone!....Let's just hang draw & quarter a clearly troubled person.Any form of abuse towards women is despicable, but some of the responses on here are no better. People are not necessarily bad, they just have an unhealthy habit of making bad decisions. See also George Best....A man blighted by his addiction to alcohol.He was given a second chance at life with another mans liver.Did that stop him from living the destructive life that had already catalogued a series of disasters?.....No, of course not.The self destruct button had already long been established. Paul Gascgoine was not shy of alcohol fuelled rages with his wife, but people have long since empathised that he has openly admitted his problem ala Paul Merson. I think sensible judgement can only be passed when the REAL problem is addressed and reparation has commenced. Wayland
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10:43am Mon 21 Sep 09

holymoly! says...

Wayland - you clearly have never had the misfortune of meeting this little snot bag. Paul Gascgoine is still a drunk. "A leopard never changes it's spots".
Wayland - you clearly have never had the misfortune of meeting this little snot bag. Paul Gascgoine is still a drunk. "A leopard never changes it's spots". holymoly!
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4:21pm Mon 21 Sep 09

To the point says...

Guy is a nasty piece of scum.What kind of example do the managment of Col U think this sets, by keep giving him another chance?
Still this woman beater is as crap at playing as he is at staying out of trouble so we should see him less than the local magistrate.
Guy is a nasty piece of scum.What kind of example do the managment of Col U think this sets, by keep giving him another chance? Still this woman beater is as crap at playing as he is at staying out of trouble so we should see him less than the local magistrate. To the point
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