Keith Richards has been tried on drug-related charges five times: in 1967, twice in 1973, in 1977 and in 1978. The first trial – the only one involving a prison sentence – resulted from a February 1967 police raid on Redlands, Richards' Sussex estate, where he and some friends, including Mick Jagger, were spending the weekend.
Yet in 2010, Peter Hitchens wrote of Richards that he is "a capering streak of living gristle who ought to be exhibited," and Toulon manager Tom Whitford told The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday night that Richards' controversial past would not be held against him if he were to join the club, who on Monday announced that Gavin Henson would see out the remainder of his contract after a suspension for fighting with his team-mates.
“If Keith Richards was ever to join us, he would come with a clean slate,” said Whitford.
Meanwhile Wales No8 Andy Powell is likely to discover today whether he has a future at Wasps following his suspension by the Premiership club for his role in a bar-room brawl.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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