Hearts player Ian Black cleared of cocaine charge
- 17 February 2012
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Hearts player Ian Black has been cleared of a charge of possession of cocaine after witnesses failed to turn up to give evidence.
At Edinburgh Sheriff Court the judge told him "the fact you are a footballer makes no difference to this court".
The 26-year-old midfielder had been arrested at an Edinburgh nightclub last May. He was accused of possessing cocaine worth about £80.
Neither he nor Hearts Football Club made any comment.