From Premier League to Prison Cell

The new English Premier League season is a time of great hope and excitement! However for those no longer professional footballers it's a reminder their career and all that goes with it has gone. Many see it as chance to take on new exciting and productive opportunities, but for some it is the start of a journey that will end up with them sent to prison, joining the nearly 350 former professional footballers in British justice system. Andy Jones has been looking into the growing problem of ex-footballers who turn to crime PHOTO: A football ball remains stuck in barbed wire inside a prison (CREDIT PASCAL POCHARD CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

Release date: 16 Aug 2014

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