German defender Boateng fined 1.8M €

Guilty of premeditated bodily harm on his former partner

German defender Boateng fined 1.8M €

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