Luke McCormick, the ex- English goalkeeper was born in Coventry during 1983. The actual beginnings of his career bore a strange familiarity to that of a Hollywood motion picture. Followed closely by Sky Sports news, McCormick started out his career during the 2003- 2004 season as a backup for Romain Larrieu. Stepping up towards his spot, McCormick received seven consecutive clean sheets and went on to set a brand new club record. The Plymouth Argyle fans also voted him one of the most promising player of that year. He was consequently dispatched on loan to Boston United with League Two during October 2004, by Bobby Williamson who had been then the Plymouth Argyle manager.
Then he transferred to Leicester City F. C together with Ian Holloway, the former Plymouth Argyle Manager. His career graph went up progressively and consistently after that and McCormick gave impressive performances during the closing matches of 2007-2008 season.
The actual cloud settled upon his career when on June 7th, 2008, Luke McCormick was arrested for suspicion of causing death by way of dangerous driving whilst he was on his way back coming from a former team mates wedding. The Central Motorway Police Group, that was in charge of arresting McCormick, stated McCormick’s Range Rover collided with a Toyota Previa resulting in the death of Aaron and Ben Peak of age groups ten and eight respectively.
The driver in the car had been the children’s father who had been seriously hurt and also has to be taken to the Hospital Of North Staffordshire. It had been subsequently found that he had sustained multiple fractures in the neck, ribs and his back and his lungs were also swollen. Another three passengers in the Previa had been cared for with regard to minor injuries.
He was charged with 2 counts of death brought on by dangerous driving, driving with alcohol in his bloodstream and also driving without having insurance coverage by way of the Staffordshire Police the very following day. On June 9 he was presented before the Fenton Magistrate Court and ended up being given conditional bail. On June 16 he appeared before the Stroke-on-Trent Crown Court in which the charges regarding driving with no insurance coverage were dropped towards him. This case was finally tried during October 2008 when he ended up being sentenced to 7 years and four months in jail term.
Sky Sports news revealed the fact that Luke McCormick pleaded guilty over the charges registered towards him. The quantity of alcohol found in his bloodstream was twice the actual permissible drink and drive limit. McCormick admitted to have gotten asleep over the controls that night time which resulted in the terrible accident.
The actual aftershocks of the incident began when on 22nd July, 2008 Plymouth Argyle cancelled Luke McCormickï¿½s contract of goalkeeper within a month of the crash. It was told to press people as well as Sky Sports News that this arrangement had been cancelled on mutual consent. He had also been terminated with Plymouth at the start of the month and ended up requested to not attend the actual pre-season training.
Conflict continues to encircle Luke McCormick even now. He created a storm the moment his jail team officials delivered a new request to the South Devon League so that he could possibly play in the Division Two side. Within a review within Sky Sports news it was noted that a few South Devon League officers were displeased with this request as they believe that McCormick should be penalized with regard to his action rather than be allowed to spend time playing football.