Marcus Bent

Where is Marcus Bent now?

After playing for eight different Premier League clubs, Marcus Bent retired from playing in 2012 after a short spell in the Indonesia Super League with Mitra Kukar.

Unfortunately, since retiring from playing, Bent has found himself on the front page of the newspapers rather than the back pages.

In September 2015 he was charged with affray after challenging police with a meat cleaver thinking that they were intruders in his Surrey home.

He was also charged with possession of a Class A drug.

Bent denied the charges of the possession of a bladed article and affray but admitted the drugs charge.

He appeared at the same court in January 2016 where he changed his plea and admitted to the charge of affray.

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In February 2016 Bent was given a 12-month suspended jail sentence with 200 hours of community service and a two-month night-time curfew after he admitted to affray and possession at previous hearings.

He also had to pay each of the officers £500 in compensation and cover £1,500 court fees.

Bent was back in the news in June 2016 when he was fined for possessing cocaine at the UK theme park Chessington World of Adventures.

Already on a suspended sentence, he was fined £385 with £85 costs.

In September 2017 Bent made a return to playing football when he signed for Southern Combination side Wick.

He joined the non-league minnows as a favour to his good friend and chairman of the club Rodney Lampton who he grew up with in Hammersmith.

In January 2019 he was declared bankrupt.

A year later he made another return to playing football at the age of 41 when he joined Eastern Counties side Cornard United.

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Marcus Bent: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBirmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Ipswich Town, Wigan, Wolves

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