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A Footballer pays £200k to 'Elvis' he headbutted in nightclub
Blackburn Rovers star Anthony Stokes had already agreed to give his victim £25,000 for breaking his nose and two of his teeth and faced the second payout after being sued in the High Court in Dublin.
Anthony Bradley, 53, was attacked by Stokes in the VIP section of Buck Whaleys nightclub in Dublin in June 2013.
Anthony Stokes had already agreed to give his victim £25,000
Stokes, who is awaiting the birth of a third child, did not attend the hearing and had no lawyers in court.
The footballer, 28, who won six Scottish league title medals with Celtic and nine Republic of Ireland caps, was hit with a two-year suspended sentence earlier this month after admitting the assault.
Anthony Bradley was attacked by Stokes in the VIP section of Buck Whaleys nightclub
He has now been ordered to pay Mr Bradley £128,000 in general damages, £42,000 in aggravated damages and £27,000 for medical expenses, the entertainer’s solicitor Joseph Burke confirmed.
The lawyer said: “Mr Bradley has indicated that he is pleased with the outcome and that he simply wishes to get on with his life.”