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Nicklas Bendtner will serve jail time after dropping appeal on assault charge

Rosenborg's Nicklas Bendtner leaves the team bus before a Champions League qualifier.
Nicklas Bendtner is set to serve jail time after dropping his appeal on an assault conviction.

Former Arsenal and Juventus forward Nicklas Bendtner will have to serve a 50-day jail sentence after dropping his appeal against an assault conviction.

Earlier this month, Bendtner was found guilty of beating and kicking a cab driver in the Danish capital on Sept. 9. The 30-year-old Dane admitted to hitting the man, but said he had acted in self-defence after a quarrel over the fare.

Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in prison and fined 1,500 kroner ($230).

The State Prosecutor of Copenhagen wrote...

Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail for assaulting taxi driver; will appeal

Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver and sentenced to 50 days in jail on Friday by a city court in Copenhagen, but walked free from the courtroom pending an appeal hearing.

The 30-year-old striker, who plays for Norwegian club side Rosenborg, has appealed against the sentence, his lawyer said, and he was released until the hearing in a higher court.

"We think that it's not good for the club and not good for Nicklas, but he remains a player in the club....

Nicklas Bendtner apologises for Copenhagen cab incident, lawyer says he's innocent

Former Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner's lawyer has said his client is innocent of wrongdoing in an incident involving a cab driver in Copenhagen early on Sunday morning.

Bendtner, who now plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, apologised for the episode, saying he had been "involved in a very unpleasant situation at around 2 a.m. Sunday. I am of course extremely sorry about the outcome."

Bendtner, 30, was reported to police by a taxi driver who claimed the former Arsenal striker attacked him...

Nicklas Bendtner reported to police over alleged attack on Copenhagen taxi driver

Nicklas Bendtner joined Rosenborg in 2017
Nicklas Bendtner joined Rosenborg in 2017 following spells at Arsenal and Juventus.

Nicklas Bendtner was reported to the police by a Copenhagen taxi driver who claims the Danish striker was behind a violent attack early on Sunday.

The taxi driver had undergone surgery for a broken jaw, a spokesman for taxi firm Dantaxa told Reuters.

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet cited unnamed sources saying Bendtner was arrested early on Sunday, charged with violence, but later released by the police.

Bendtner plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg but was not picked for the Denmark team that hosted...

Liverpool scout Rosenborg midfielder Olaus Jair Skarsem - sources

Liverpool are one of several Premier League clubs tracking Rosenborg midfielder Olaus Jair Skarsem, sources in Norway have told ESPN FC.

Skarsem is currently playing in the Rosenborg 2 squad, but he is regarded as one of the brightest prospects to emerge from Norway in recent years.

The news of Liverpool's interest was first reported in Norway, and Skarsem told Adresseavisen: "It was rather strange and obviously not something I had expected but it's motivational as well and shows that I'm doing...