By Alex Richards
A professional footballer has been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing his own manager, it has been revealed.
The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was spoken to by detectives and released on bail as the police investigation continues.
A spokesperson for the police force leading the probe said: ‘Detectives investigating an allegation of blackmail arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of blackmail.
“He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.”
It has been alleged that the footballer attempted to extract thousands of pounds from his manager in relation to a betting accounts.
It is alleged that threats have been made to the manager about his wife and children.
And there are even claims that the player, who denies the allegations, shared information about the manager’s whereabouts on nights before away matches with those pursuing the money.
According to the Mail, at least two police forces are investigating the case.