American striker Charlie Davies could face prison time in France after revealing that he made false statements to French police following an incident where he and Sochaux teammate Jacques Faty were caught driving 125 MPH.
Davies had told police he was the driver of the car clocked driving 125 last Saturday, but revealed on Saturday that it was, in fact, Faty who was driving. According to Davies and Faty, they switched seats after being pulled over for speeding because Faty was driving with a suspended license (or at least thought he was) and the two mistakenly believed Davies would avoid serious punishment.
According to Davies, he was laying down in the car as the two were driving to Paris last Saturday and was unaware that Faty was driving his Audi Q7 125 MPH. When police pulled Faty over, the Senegalese-born defender concocted the terrible idea to tell police Davies was driving, assuming that an American would face less trouble with police.
Now, both Davies and Faty could face prison time for lying to police, though jail time seems to be a worst-case scenario for a player with no prior criminal record. Either way, the whole affair is an unfortunate and embarrassing one for Davies, who nearly died in a car accident exactly one year ago today.