Andros Townsend fined and banned for breaching FA betting regulations
Andros Townsend has been banned from football for four months, three of them suspended, for breaching FA betting rules.
Last Updated: 04/06/13 5:54pm
The Tottenham winger admitted the charge last month and voluntarily withdrew from the England squad for the forthcoming European U21 Championship.
Three quarters of his ban is suspended until July 1, 2016 and will be immediately invoked if there is a further betting offence.
The remaining month is backdated to May 23, meaning Townsend must refrain from all football activity until June 23.
The 21-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at QPR, has also been fined £18,000.
In a statement he said: "Following a personal hearing at the FA and the statement issued earlier today, I fully accept the disciplinary action and shall not be appealing.
"This has been a regrettable experience from which I fully intend to come back stronger. I am now fully focussed on returning to football during pre-season and determined for this indiscretion to not tarnish my career moving forward."
Townsend's place in Stuart Pearce's U21 squad went to Birmingham's Nathan Redmond.