Sacked keeper returns to game

Plymouth Argyle have re-signed a former goalkeeper who caused the death of two children in a car crash. 29-year-old McCormick was sentenced to seven years and four months in jail, but served just half that term.

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McCormick re-sign: Plymouth Argyle statement

Luke has advised us that, as part of the deal, he will donate a significant sum of money and give his time to support a local children's charity.

– Plymouth Argyle

Although Luke made a dreadful mistake with unthinkable consequences, he has served his time and is totally remorseful.

While I respect others who have alternative views, from a moral standpoint, the Board and I think Luke is entitled to rehabilitation.

John Sheridan wanted to sign him and the club is totally supportive of that.

– James Brent, Argyle chairman

Plymouth Argyle confirm Luke McCormick return

Plymouth Argyle have confirmed they have re-signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick on a one-year contract.

Plymouth Argyle confirmed former goalkeeper Luke McCormick. Credit: Press Association

The club fired 29-year-old McCormick in 2008 after he admitted causing the death of two children - Aaron Peak, aged ten and eight-year-old Ben Peak - in a car crash and driving with excess alcohol.

The brothers, from Greater Manchester, died in the crash on the M6 in Staffordshire.

McCormick was sentenced to seven years and four months in jail, but served half that term.

Earlier this month he was released by League Two club Oxford United.


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