LONDON — Little over a year ago Jonathan Woodgate was public enemy No. 1 in English football following his conviction for affray after an attack on a student, Sarfraz Najeib.

The Leeds United defender was given 100 hours of community service, told he would not be considered for England’s 2002 World Cup squad with some observers calling for Woodgate to be sacked by his club.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.