Luke McCormick, the ex- English goalkeeper was born in Coventry in 1983. The beginnings of his profession bore some sort of peculiar familiarity to that of a Hollywood movie. Followed meticulously by way of Sky Sports news, McCormick started out his job in the 2003- 2004 season as a backup for Romain Larrieu. Stepping up towards his position, McCormick acquired seven consecutive clean sheets and also proceeded to create a new club record. All the Plymouth Argyle supporters also voted him the most promising gamer of the year. He was consequently sent upon loan to Boston United of League Two in October 2004, by Bobby Williamson who had been then the Plymouth Argyle manager.
He then transferred to Leicester City F. C along with Ian Holloway, a former Plymouth Argyle Manager. His career graph went up progressively and regularly after that and McCormick gave impressive shows in the final matches in 2007-2008 season.
The cloud settled upon his occupation the moment on June 7th, 2008, Luke McCormick was busted for suspicion of leading to death by way of dangerous driving while he had been on his way back from a former team mates wedding ceremony. The Central Motorway Police Group, which was in charge of arresting McCormick, stated McCormick’s Range Rover collided with a Toyota Previa resulting in the death of Aaron and Ben Peak of ages 10 as well as eight respectively.
The driver of the vehicle was the children’s father who was severely injured and has to be taken to the Hospital Of North Staffordshire. It was then found that he had sustained multiple fractures on the neck, ribs and his back and also his lungs were also swollen. The other 3 passengers in the Previa were treated for modest injuries.
He was charged along with 2 counts of death brought on by hazardous driving, driving together with alcohol in his bloodstream and also driving without having insurance coverage by way of the Staffordshire Police the next day. On June 9 he was presented before the Fenton Magistrate Court and was given conditional bail. On June 16 he appeared before the Stroke-on-Trent Crown Court in which the charges on driving without an insurance were dropped against him. This particular case had been finally tried during October 2008 while he was sentenced to 7 years and 4 months of jail term.
Sky Sports news revealed the fact that Luke McCormick pleaded guilty on the charges filed against him. The quantity of alcohol found in his bloodstream had been twice the actual permissible drink and drive limitation. McCormick confessed of having fallen asleep on the wheel that night that led to the horrific accident.
The aftershocks of the incident began when on 22nd July, 2008 Plymouth Argyle cancelled Luke McCormickï¿½s contract of goalkeeper in just a month of the accident. It was told to all media people including Sky Sports News that the contract was terminated upon mutual agreement. He had also been suspended from Plymouth in the beginning of the month and had been requested to not attend the actual pre-season training.
Controversy continues to encircle Luke McCormick even now. He caused a storm the moment his prison team officials sent a new request towards the south Devon League so that he could perform in the Division Two side. In a report within Sky Sports news it was noted that a few South Devon League officers were displeased with this particular request as they believe that McCormick should be penalized for his action and not be permitted to spend time playing football.