Nicklas Bendtner has begun his 50-day sentence.
Back in September, Nicklas Bendtner was arrested for assaulting a taxi driver that left the man needing surgery to correct a broken jaw.
The incident took place at 2.41am on September 9 as Bendtner and his girlfriend, Philine Roepstorff, left the Lusso nightclub. The fare that caused Bendtner to get so angry was £4.80.
Back in November he was sentenced to 50 days in jail and also ordered to pay the taxi driver £1,330 in compensation. Rosenborg chief Tove Moe Dyrhaug said after the verdict: “We think that it’s not good for the club and not good for Nicklas, but he remains a player in the club. We are keeping him.”
Now, he has surrendered to complete his sentence which involves home confinement rather than an actual prison sentence as first indicated.
“A concrete training program has been put in place for him during the period of serving, jointly prepared by the club and Nicklas,” said Tove Moe Dyrhaug.
“He will train alone and will be followed by our sporting staff. He will have the opportunity to train every day.”
Bendtner originally considered appealing his conviction but eventually decided to accept the court’s verdict.
“Of course I wish it hadn’t happened,” said the Danish international. “Both for me and for the taxi driver involved who subsequently lost his job.”