Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers sack defender after sexual assault

Niall Mason
Niall Mason made 28 appearances for Doncaster earlier this season

Doncaster Rovers have sacked Niall Mason after he admitted a charge of sexual assault in January.

Mason, 22, received a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, for assaulting a woman in 2018.

A judge at Sheffield Crown Court also placed Mason on the sex offenders' register for seven years.

A Doncaster statementexternal-link read: "Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club."

It continued: "Rovers opened internal disciplinary proceedings immediately following his guilty plea for a sexual offence at Sheffield Crown Court."

Defender Mason had been a regular for the promotion-chasing League One side until shortly before his court appearance in January, but was suspended following his sentencing.

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