German defender Boateng fined 1.8M €
Guilty of premeditated bodily harm on his former partner
Former Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, who joined Olympique Lyonnais earlier this month, was found guilty of premeditated bodily harm on his former partner, a court spokesperson said on Thursday.
He was fined 1.8 million euros ($2.13 million).
The 2014 World Cup winner, who appeared in court in a dark blue suit, was accused of injuring his ex-girlfriend in a fight while on vacation in 2018.
Boateng's twin daughters' mother accused him of hurling a lamp at her that missed, then hurling a small cooling box that injured her arm before hitting her and pulling her hair.
Boateng claimed he did not injure his ex-girlfriend.
After joining Bayern from Manchester City in 2011, the 33-year-old centre-back spent ten years with the club, winning nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies.
Last week, he agreed to terms with Ligue 1 club Lyon on a two-year contract.
Edited - SportsAction / Inputs - Agency