John Terry is a model defender in football today. He is a tough tackler, great in the air and a great leader. There is no doubt about Terry's abilities on the pitch.
The Chelsea captain's life in the press does not stop off the pitch. There have been numerous incidents off the pitch that have brought negative attention to the former England captain.
He was stripped of the England captaincy for the second time during Fabio Capello's tenure. Capello stripped him of the captaincy after questions were raised about his personal life.
That's when then-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas told BBC that he had Terry's back.
"John is a person of good mental strength and great personal conviction," Villas-Boas said.
He has had multiple run-ins with the law, gambling, an extramarital affair and is now awaiting trial for alleged racial abuse. It isn't the first time John Terry has been seen doing something he shouldn't. With those incidents in mind, it makes his former manger's statement sound false.