Former Blade Avoids Jail

Stokes, 28 (pictured) who is currently with Blackburn Rovers pleaded guilty last November to headbutting Anthony Bradley, 53 - an Elvis impersonator.The alleged attack took place in Dublin on 8 June 2013. Stokes has been hit with a two-year suspended sentance and ordered to pay the victim £25,492 in damages.

Dublin's Circuit Criminal Court head that Bradley suffered a broken nose and two broken teeth in the incident.