Jermaine Pennant is consistent

Jermaine PennantOne of the few things people agree on is that things always change, but it comes as little comfort to know that the one constant is Stoke City RFC’s Jermaine Pennant.

Good old Jermaine was banned from driving back in 2004 and sent to prison for drink driving whilst banned and uninsured a year later – after identifying himself as Ashley Cole.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone then that the following appeared on Sky Sports.com earlier this week:

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a nightclub, sources said.

The 29-year-old, of Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, has been bailed pending further inquiries into the incident in Manchester on Sunday.

Two hours after the alleged attack, the player was involved in a car crash and charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: “At approximately 3.30am on Sunday April 29 a woman was assaulted at a nightclub on Barton Arcade, Manchester citycentre.

“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 47 assault.”

At 5.20am on Sunday, police were called to Cross Street in Sale, Greater Manchester, to reports that Pennant’s white BMW had been involved in a collision with a silver Audi.

The driver of the Audi was taken to hospital and treated for a minor back injury.

Pennant is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on May 9 to answer the driving charges.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has publicly backed his player which again shouldn’t surprise anyone given that Pulis’ own record includes getting off a speeding ban for speeding on account of his charity work.

Says Pulis:

“Lads are lads. They’ve got a lot of money but they have a responsibility not only to their football clubs but to the youngsters in the community and everybody in the community. It’s very important they understand that.

“Having said that, none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. So you have to accept that people are sometimes going to slip and fall over, and sometimes you need people who are going to pick them up and help them.

“Some people fall over more than others. That’s the problem.”

Unfortunately Jermaine Pennant appears to fall over more than Bambi on ice.

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