Luke McCormick, the former British goalkeeper was born in Coventry in 1983. The beginnings of his profession bore a strange familiarity to that of a Hollywood movie. Followed meticulously by Sky Sports news, McCormick started out his career in the 2003- 2004 season as the back up for Romain Larrieu. Stepping up towards his spot, McCormick acquired 7 consecutive clean sheets and also went on to create a brand new club record. The Plymouth Argyle fans also voted him one of the most promising player of that year. He was consequently sent on loan to Boston United with League Two in October 2004, by Bobby Williamson who had been then the Plymouth Argyle manager.
Then he moved to Leicester City F. C along with Ian Holloway, a previous Plymouth Argyle Manager. His career graph rose progressively and consistently from then on and McCormick provided impressive shows during the closing matches of 2007-2008 season.
The actual cloud settled upon his career the moment on June 7th, 2008, Luke McCormick was arrested for suspicion of causing death by way of dangerous driving whilst he had been on his way back coming from a former team mates wedding ceremony. The Central Motorway Police Group, that was in charge of arresting McCormick, reported McCormick’s Range Rover collided with a Toyota Previa resulting in the passing away of Aaron as well as Ben Peak of age groups ten as well as eight respectively.
The actual driver of the vehicle had been the children’s father who was severely injured and also has to be taken to the Hospital Of North Staffordshire. It had been subsequently discovered that he had sustained multiple fractures in the neck, ribs and his back and his lungs were also swollen. Another three people inside the Previa had been cared for for minor injuries.
He was charged along with two counts of death brought on by dangerous driving, driving with alcohol inside his bloodstream as well as driving without insurance by the Staffordshire Police the following day. On June 9 he was presented before the Fenton Magistrate Court and was granted conditional bail. On June 16 he appeared before the Stroke-on-Trent Crown Court in which the charges regarding driving without an insurance ended up dropped against him. This particular case was finally tried during October 2008 when he ended up being sentenced to seven years and four months of jail term.
Sky Sports news reported that Luke McCormick pleaded guilty on the charges filed towards him. The amount of alcoholic beverages present in his bloodstream was two times the permissible drink and drive limitation. McCormick admitted to have fallen asleep over the wheel that night which led to the horrific accident.
The aftershocks of the incident began when on 22nd July, 2008 Plymouth Argyle cancelled Luke McCormickï¿½s agreement of goalkeeper within a month of the crash. It had been told to all press people including Sky Sports News that this arrangement had been terminated upon mutual agreement. He had also been terminated from Plymouth at the start of the month and ended up asked to not show up at the pre-season training.
Controversy continues to surround Luke McCormick even today. He created some sort of storm when his jail team authorities delivered a new request towards the south Devon League so that he could possibly perform in the Division Two side. In a review within Sky Sports news it was observed that a few South Devon League officials were displeased with this particular request as they feel that McCormick ought to be punished for his action rather than be permitted to spend time enjoying football.