Jack Grealish has a date in court over motoring offenses, Wilfried Zaha contracts COVID-19

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Aston Villa‘s star Jack Grealish has a date in court over motoring offenses he committed on March 29 and October 18, 2020. He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today, November 24.

It was reported that Jack Grealish was charged with three offenses in June for a road offense he committed on March 29; besides that, a charge was added to the already existing 3 charges for a separate road offense he committed in October.

The road offense he committed in October happened around Aston Villa‘s training center. The 25-year-old England international was caught driving recklessly to the training ground.

While that which he committed in March involved failure to stop at a scene of an accident, failure to report the accident that resulted in the damage of a Citroen van and a Mercedes. More so, he broke the coronavirus restriction that was in place then by driving to a friend’s place in March.

After the March incident, the England international apologized for breaching coronavirus restriction. He did a video which he posted on Twitter to describe his action as “deeply” embarrassing for “stupidly” agreeing to go to a friend’s house during the coronavirus lockdown.

Court documents issued ahead of the hearing scheduled for Tuesday affirmed that Jack Grealish has also been charged with driving without due care and attention on October 18 this year.

While the West Midlands Police affirmed that the football star committed three offenses in March and an additional charge has been brought against him for an offense he committed on October 18.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha has tested positive for coronavirus. The coach of the club, Roy Hodgson confirmed this on Monday evening, November 23.

Jack Grealish has a date in court over motoring offenses, Wilfried Zaha contracts COVID-19
Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha

The coach confirmed this ahead of the club’s Premier League match against Burnley on Monday which Palace lost 1-0.

“He has tested positive unfortunately for coronavirus so is self-isolating, and is awaiting the results of the next test,” said Hodgson.

“We’ve known about it for a few days. We didn’t want to broadcast it to the world because we were rather hoping that the second test might free him to play.

“He’s had to self-isolate so now I have to wait for that test to free him because luckily he’s not feeling particularly unwell.”

While the 28-year-old winger wrote on Twitter ahead of the November FIFA international break: “I’ve got some family responsibilities that I’ve got to take care of, which means I won’t be there for the next two games but will be back next time around. Supporting you all the way.” This means that he had tested positive for the virus before the international break.