Nicklas Bendtner To Serve 50 Days Jail Sentence Over Taxi Driver Assault After Abandoning His Appeal

Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal against a 50-day prison sentence, the state prosecutor of Copenhagen announced on Wednesday.

“The footballer is withdrawing his appeal. The public prosecutor of Copenhagen believes that there is not sufficient reason to maintain his appeal. The verdict therefore enters into force,” tweeted the prosecution.

Bendtner was found guilty earlier this month of assaulting a taxi driver, the victim reportedly suffering a broken jaw.

The player claimed he was acting in self-defence.

“Nicklas does not agree with the decision of the court but decided to put the case behind him and focus on his club and his family,” his lawyer Anders Nemeth told Danish news agency ‘Ritzau’.

It was not immediately clear if, or when, the striker would serve his time in prison. In Denmark, someone sentenced to less than six months may be placed under electronic surveillance.

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