Jevani Brown, the forward of the League One club Bristol Rovers, has admitted to slapping and spitting at a woman in court on July 7, Friday morning. He has been fined £5000 for assaulting a woman named Cara Hutchings and threatening behaviour towards another woman named Sophie Davey while being drunk outside of a nightclub in Exeter during February of this year.
Earlier, the 28-year-old footballer had pleaded guilty to one count of assault in court during the March hearing. In the meantime, Jevani Brown was suspended by Exeter City after the assault had taken place, which led to him signing for Bristol Rovers on a two-year-deal.
During the hearing on Friday morning, at the Exeter Magistrates’ Court, the Bristol Rovers footballer admitted to spitting at Hutchings when she intervened in his argument with the bouncers at the nightclub. It was revealed that she pulled the hair of Brown before he slapped her on the face. This led to Davey getting involved in the skirmish, against whom the footballer used threatening language.
District Judge Stuart Smith addressed Jevani Brown about the matter and said, “This incident is clearly out of character as you are usually kind, gentle and laid-back. No doubt alcohol played a significant part contributing to your behaviour on this day.”
Jevani Brown apologises wholeheartedly for his actions
In his letter to the court, Jevani Brown blamed alcohol for his actions, while apologising wholeheartedly for it. The forward also mentioned that he is taking counselling lessons from the Professional Footballers’ Association for his alcohol problems from 2021 onwards.
Apart from the £5000 fine, he was ordered to compensate Cara Hutchings with £250 and Sophie Davey with £100, along with paying £2135 in costs and victim surcharge fees as well.