McManamon Cleared Of Broken Jaw Assault Charge

Former Dublin footballer, Brendan McManamon, has been cleared of breaking the jaw of an off-duty garda officer during a match.

31-year-old McManamon, of Cypress Downs, Templeogue, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault at Na Fianna GAA Club, St Mobhi Road, Glasnevin on 31 March 2012. In the incident, the former Longford player Garda Enda Ledwith's jaw was broken.

According to a report by RTÉ, McManamon claimed that he had reacted to Garda Ledwith hitting him in the testicles first.

McManamon was found not guilty by a jury following a six day trial.


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