The former German international has been sentenced by the district court in Munich after appearing on a charge of an incident in 2018
Former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been ordered to pay a fine of € 1.8 million (£ 1.5 million) after being found guilty of assault.
The 33-year-old, who signed for a free transfer at Ligue 1 giant Lyon earlier this month, reported to the Munich District Court on Thursday for sentencing after being accused of intentionally injuring and insulting his former partner in 2018. has.
Boateng denied that he assaulted the mother of his twin daughters, named Sherin S.
The charges against Boateng imposed a possible five-year prison sentence under domestic violence laws in Germany, but the judge did not hand down any jail time.
The Lyon star has been fined € 1.8 million – the highest possible financial damage that could be imposed by the Munich District Court.
The final verdict of the trial, which had to be postponed from the original date last December due to an absent witness, also stipulated that Boateng must pay the fine in 60 installments of € 30,000 (£ 26k / $ 35k).
Why did Boateng leave Bayern?
Boateng spent ten years at Bayern after joining Manchester City in 2011, winning nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues amid a number of honors.
However, the experienced midfielders were not offered the chance to extend their contract at Allianz Arena until the end of the 2020-21 campaign, but with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed that his departure in April was a ‘joint decision’.
Will Boateng’s debut in Lyon be delayed?
Boateng’s court date coincides with the international break, which means he has not missed any matches for his new club Lyon.
Depending on how quickly he links up with the rest of the Lyon squad for training, he may be available to make his debut when they take on Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Sunday.