Luke McCormick, the former British goalkeeper was born in Coventry during 1983. The actual beginnings of his career bore a peculiar familiarity to that of a Hollywood motion picture. Followed meticulously by way of Sky Sports news, McCormick began his job in the 2003- 2004 season as the back up for Romain Larrieu. Stepping up to his spot, McCormick acquired 7 consecutive clean sheets and went on to create a brand new club record. All the Plymouth Argyle supporters also voted him the most promising player of the year. He ended up being consequently sent on loan to Boston United with League Two during October 2004, through Bobby Williamson who had been then the Plymouth Argyle manager.
He then moved to Leicester City F. C together with Ian Holloway, a former Plymouth Argyle Manager. His career graph went up steadily and regularly from then on and McCormick gave impressive shows in the final games in 2007-2008 season.
The cloud settled on his occupation when in June 7th, 2008, Luke McCormick was arrested for suspicion of leading to death by way of dangerous driving whilst he was on his way back coming from a previous team mates wedding. 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 10 and 8 respectively.
The actual driver of the car was the children’s father who had been severely injured and has to be taken to the Hospital Of North Staffordshire. It was then found that he had sustained multiple fractures in the neck, ribs as well as his back and his lungs were also swollen. Another 3 people in 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 having insurance coverage by way of the Staffordshire Police the following day. On June 9 he had been presented before the Fenton Magistrate Court and ended up being given conditional bail. On June 16 he showed up before the Stroke-on-Trent Crown Court in which the charges regarding driving without an insurance coverage ended up dropped against him. This case had been finally tried during October 2008 when he ended up being sentenced to seven years and four months in jail period.
Sky Sports news revealed that Luke McCormick pleaded guilty on the charges registered against him. The amount of alcoholic beverages found in his bloodstream had been two times the permissible drink and drive limit. McCormick admitted of having fallen asleep over the controls that night which resulted in the terrible crash.
The aftershocks of this incident began when on 22nd July, 2008 Plymouth Argyle terminated Luke McCormickï¿½s agreement of goalkeeper within a month from the accident. It was informed to all media people including Sky Sports News that the arrangement was cancelled on mutual consent. He had also been suspended with Plymouth at the start of the month and ended up asked not to attend the actual pre-season training.
Conflict continues to surround Luke McCormick even now. He caused a storm when his prison team officials sent a new request towards the south Devon League to ensure that he could possibly play in the Division Two side. In a review within Sky Sports news it had been noted that some South Devon League officers were definitely displeased with this request as they feel that McCormick should be penalized for his action and not be permitted to spend time enjoying football.