Michael Chopra Self Excludes

Michael ChopraFootballer Michael Chopra has made the brave decision to self ban himself  from all betting shops in the Ipswich area.

The Ipswich FC Striker decided the time was right seek help with his gambling addiction which have left him unable to pay the expected costs involved in defending himself against  court action, ironically against the British Horse Racing Authority.

He is being charged with breaching the BHA rules, which could see him eventually being banned from all UK Racecourses and all related gambling venues should the case go against him, which considering his self admitted gambling problem may be a blessing in disguise.

The charges he will be facing revolve around laying horse to lose using information passed onto him by the jockey Andrew Heffernen. Even though his salary is, as you would expect huge, he claims his gambling problems has left him deep in debt with many outstanding loans to repay.

He has taken the option of self excluding himself from all betting offices in and around the Ipswich area, and let us hope he finally gets the help he requires to overcome his demons and get his career back on track, irrespective of the outcome of the court case.

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