Mon | Nov 29, 2021

French footballer facing prison time

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AM
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (left) and Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernández duel for the ball during a UEFA Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal match at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (left) and Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernández duel for the ball during a UEFA Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal match at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

MADRID, Spain (AP):

France defender Lucas Hernández is facing prison time in Spain for violating a restraining order.

The Bayern Munich player has been told to appear in court on Tuesday so he can be given an order to turn himself in to start serving a six-month prison sentence.

He will have 10 days from Tuesday to present himself to authorities.

Hernández’s lawyers are trying to appeal.

Hernández was arrested after a fight with his wife in Spain in 2017, while he played for Atlético Madrid.

Both had a restraining order put in place by a judge after the incident but they violated it by travelling together to the United States.

He was found guilty of violating the order in 2019. His request to suspend the six-month sentence was denied.

Hernández was a reserve in the France squad that won the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.