DRUGS TRIAL MACCA: ‘I’M STILL POPULAR’

HeadLine: DRUGS TRIAL MACCA: ‘I’M STILL POPULAR’

The Mirror, 18/10/2001, p18
by SHAUN MILNE

COCKY former Celtic star Frank McAvennie appeared in court at a drugs
trial yesterday and joked: “It’s nice to know I’m still popular.”
The Scotland international striker was acting as a witness for the
defence in the £100,000 drugs trial of Vincent Wallace.
But cheeky McAvennie, 41, attempted to steal the limelight when Paul
McBride QC asked him: “Would it be fair to say there has been a lot of
press interest in you appearing in this court case?”
McAvennie grinned, and said: “Yes. It’s nice to know that I am still
popular.”
The jury at the High Court in Glasgow found the charges against
Wallace, 43, of Glasgow, not proven.
He had denied transporting amphetamine and ecstasy from Newcastle to
Glasgow in March last year after being handed them by McAvennie and
another man.
Wallace had instead blamed 40-year-old Michael Edward, who last
September appeared with McAvennie at Newcastle Crown Court on similar
charges.
Edward pleaded guilty and was jailed for five years while McAvennie
went on trial and was found not guilty.

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