Micah Richards becomes third Manchester City player to receive driving ban

The 24-year-old defender follows Sky Blues team-mates Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez in being disqualified from driving after failing to respond to two speeding notices
Micah Richards has become the third Manchester City player to be given a six-month driving ban this month, after similar restrictions were placed on Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez.

The defender was disqualified after failing to respond to two speeding notices sent to his home. The six penalty points he received pushed his total to over 12, triggering the ban.

The 24-year-old, whose season has been plagued by injury, claimed that although he did receive the notices, he was not living at his home during that time and so failed to respond.

"At the time of these offences Mr Richards' home was under construction," his solicitor said in court.

"He was staying at different properties and he had difficulties with his post.

"He couldn't suggest that the notices didn't arrive. He is willing to accept he did not respond to them."

Team-mate Tevez received his ban last week after admitting to driving without insurance, while Nasri was banned after failing to provide police with the identity of the driver of his car while speeding.