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With the kind of lives that most people spend their entire lives searching for, one would think that a footballer's existence is a calm, serene one that's well financed and with the adoration of millions.
Regardless, it seems our idols just can't help but get themselves into the odd bit of bother when off the pitch.
Granted, there's a reason why the Premier League has developed a bad reputation for bad role models.
In 2010, it was revealed by the Daily Mail that John Terry had cheated on his wife with the girlfriend of teammate Wayne Bridge, Jack Wilshere was reported by the Telegraph to have got involved in a street assault several years ago, and shooting a Chelsea trainee is only one of numerous bad uses of Ashley Cole's time, per The Guardian's James Orr.
Poor choice of how to spend one's extracurricular time isn't limited to the English top flight, however. Reigning European Footballer of the Year Franck Ribery went to trial earlier this year for having allegedly bedded an underage prostitute, Zahia Dehar, in 2010, per the Mirror's Damien Fletcher.