Adams: Jail didn’t tackle al­co­holism

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY KAREN ROCKETT

EX-FOOT­BALL star Tony Adams says prison failed to ed­u­cate him about his al­co­holism af­ter he was jailed for drink-driv­ing.

The for­mer Arse­nal and Eng­land cap­tain also felt like he was “in a ho­tel” dur­ing his 57 days locked up in 1990.

“Prison didn’t teach me any­thing,” Adams, now 51, told a mag­a­zine yes­ter­day. “There was no ed­u­ca­tion about why I was in there or around my ill­ness.

“I felt very se­cure and safe. At the time I wasn’t con­scious of it but it was just like be­ing in a ho­tel.

“I’d been in a ho­tel all my Arse­nal ca­reer. You check in, play next day, check out. I had no re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.”

His book – Sober: Foot­ball. My Story, My Life – is out now, price £20.

DRINK-DRIVER Tony Adams

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