Aurier handed suspended prison sentence

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PSG defender Serge Aurier was on Monday hand a suspended two-month jail sentence after an alleged altercation with police.

The incident took place in the early hours of the morning after the Ivory Coast international had left a night club in the Champs Elysees area of Paris in May this year.

Aurier pleaded not guilty to the charge, but lost his case and was sentenced by a French court to two months imprisonment.

He has also been ordered to pay €300 compensation for physical injuries, €300 for moral damages and €1500 for legal costs.

However, the player is expected to remain out of jail as his case is "convertible", which means that his term can be served through community service.

The 23-year-old should not miss any game-time for his club, and is also set to appeal.

"We’re appealing. Mr Aurier contests the findings. He’s not guilty and must be acquitted," lawyer Claire Boutard de la Combe told reporters.
Speaking to a French television station back in June, Aurier claimed that he was the victim rather than the instigator of an attack.

"It was violent. The police officers got out of the car, insulted me, brutalised me, my lip was smashed.

"What's even worse is that the police officer said I had elbowed him in the thorax. If I wanted to touch him, I would have punched him in the face. He did though, struck me several times in the face.

"I have nothing to hide in the case, there are at least five or six witnesses that say exactly the same thing I have."