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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

BREAKING NEWS: Plymouth Argyle confirm Luke McCormick is back

Luke McCormick has been signed by Plymouth Argyle for a one-year contract Credit: PA

Plymouth Argyle have confirmed today that they have re-signed Luke McCormick for a one-year contract.

Argyle fired their former goalkeeper after he 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.


Death crash goalie leaves club

Former Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick Credit: ITV Westcountry

Goalkeeper Luke McCormick has left Swindon Town where he'd been given training opportunities following his release from prison. The former Plymouth Argyle player was jailed in 2008 for killing two young brothers in a drink-drive crash.

He'd been training with Swindon since being freed earlier this year. In a statement McCormick said he now hoped to re-establish a football career and work to educate people about the stupidity of drinking and driving.


Jailed former goalkeeper offered the chance to play for Swindon Town

Luke McCormick was jailed for seven years in 2008 Credit: ITV West

A former Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper who was jailed after killing two young boys while drink driving has been offered the chance to play professional football again. Luke McCormick was jailed for seven years in 2008.

Today it emerged he's been training with Swindon Town while on day release from Layhill Prison since January. He'll join the club on trial when he's released in June.