How long it will take Villa’s Jack Grealish to pay fine after lockdown crash

Jack Grealish was fined £82,499 and banned from driving for nine months after admitting to two counts of careless driving – but how long will it take to pay it off?

The Aston Villa captain plead guilty to the charges through his lawyer at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning.

The first came after he crashed his Range Rover after attending a house party in March when he tried to leave under the influence.

The second incident occurred near Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground when police caught him speeding.

As well as the fine, he was also charged an additional £220 in costs and a £181 victim surcharge.

But how long will it take for the 25-year-old to pay off his fine?

Grealish is the highest-paid star at Villa, earning £6,240,000-a-year – which amounts to £120,000-a-week.

It means that after just five days, the England international would have fully paid off his fine – with some extra left to return to his pocket.

In terms of minutes on the pitch, it would have taken him 6,888 minutes of playing-time to pay off his charge.

That works out at 76 games and another 45 minutes – but fortunately for Grealish that will not be the case and by the end of the week he will have earned enough to be back in the clear.

The midfielder has previously said: “I knew straight away that I had to come out and apologise myself, which I wanted to do; I didn’t want to hide behind a club statement.

“I am old enough now and mature enough to know that I’d done wrong.

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“I know I am a footballer but I’m still human and we all make mistakes and straight away I knew I’d made a mistake.

"I’m also a role model as well to a lot of people out there, especially young children who might look up to me.

“So I try to act in respectable manner but since then I have tried to keep my head down, work hard and do as much charitable work as possible.”

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