Joey Barton didn't have an easy upbringing, brought up by his grandmother in a few different estates in Liverpool his undoubted talent led him into the world of professional football. Nevertheless Joey Barton is a complete and utter prick.
Barton's record so far
March 2007 - Arrested on suspicion with assault and criminal damage and eventually charged with criminal damage to a taxi
May 2007 - Suspended by Man City for a training pitch assault on teammate, ends up in court over this incident but is spared jail
Dec 2007 - arrested for assault in Liverpool city centre, ends up admitting to assault and affray and is jailed for six months at Liverpool Crown Court.
Barton's latest attempt to clean up his act
Update - Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has today been charged with violent conduct by The FA, following an incident in his side’s fixture with Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday 10 November.