Carroll fined for nightclub assault
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has been fined £1,000 after admitting assaulting a man in a nightclub.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to common assault and was ordered to pay an additional £2,500 compensation at Newcastle Crown Court.
The victim suffered a head injury which required hospital treatment following the incident in the city's Blu Bambu club on December 7 last year.
Carroll had earlier denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm - a charge which was dropped when he pleaded guilty to the lesser offence.
The England Under-21 international scored the winning goal in Saturday's Barclays Premier League victory at West Ham.
The Gateshead-born player is a product of the club's academy.
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