British Soccer Player Cleared Of Corruption Charges

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Steve Jennings of the Motherwell Football Club has been cleared by Scottish Police of sports corruption, Jennings' lawyer told BBC Scotland last week.

The British soccer player was arrested in 2011 along with nine others after several bookmakers reported strange betting patterns during a Motherwell game. During the game, a 2-1 loss to Hearts, Jennings was sent off.

Jennings has pleaded his innocence since the allegations went public.

Nick Melville, Jennings' lawyer told the BBC that police had informed him that their investigation was complete and that the 27 year old would not be charged with any crimes.

"We've received information from Merseyside Police that in relation to Mr. Jennings there'll be no further action," Melville said. "Mr. Jennings stated from the outset that he's had no involvement whatsoever with any criminal activity and this vindicates his stance throughout."