SHAMED CHRIS IS AXED BY EXILES
NEWPORT County have terminated Chris Zebroski’s contract after the striker was sentenced to over four years in prison.
Zebroski is spending time behind bars after he pleaded guilty to four charges of robbery, attempted robbery and assault relating to two incidents from last December and February this year.
Newport had been working with the PFA and Zebroski after the 28-year-old told police he was an alcoholic when arrested at the end of 2014.
In total, the former Cheltenham and Millwall player has been sentenced to four years and four months with two years being served for his first offence and two years, four months for the second. These will run consecutively.
Recorder Ian Lawrie said: “Whatever talent you had as a footballer has been squandered because of alcohol abuse.
“It is a matter of regret if this sentence shatters your professional football career.”
Newport’s statement added: “We would like to make it clear that we do not condone any of the actions for which Zebroski has been found guilty.
“Regrettably, the club are left with no other option than to terminate Chris’ contract.”