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Former Sunderland player Adam Johnson lodges appeal against jail sentence

 
 Football News 24/7

Adam Johnson has lodged an appeal against his six year jail sentence following his conviction last month.

The former Sunderland and England winger was found guilty of grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15 in March.

An official at the court confirmed that Johnson's legal team had lodged an appeal against his sentence, whilst he has already begun an appeal against his conviction of sexual activity with a 15-year-old.

Johnson admitted grooming the girl and a separate, less serious charge, of sexual activity.

Sentencing the player, Judge Jonathan Rose told him he had abused a position of trust and caused his victim "severe psychological harm".

Johnson began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then on to Sunderland in 2012. He also made a dozen appearances for his country, which have subsequently been rescinded.­ 

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