Readers of this blog will hopefully remember the name Jacob Mellis, who up until quite recently was one of the bigger names in Chelsea's academy looking to break into the first team picture. That was until he did something really stupid, which was only overshadowed by the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, when he was involved in a serious training ground incident with a smoke grenade. Chelsea took some pretty strong action on this, cutting the midfielder's contract and enabling him as a free agent. The latest development in Mellis' footballing career was a trial at QPR, and unfortunately the player's private life seems to be heading in the same downward direction as his professional life.
The Mail is reporting that late Sunday evening in London he was involved in an altercation at his £400,000 apartment with his girlfriend, a fight in the early hours that ended at hospital where both Mellis and his girlfriend were arrested for common assault, and Mellis is reported to have been slapped with a criminal damage charge as well.
It's unclear on how reliable this information is, but if it is true it's unfortunate to see any player with a promising career ahead of them be blinded by silly immature decisions, especially in a career where's it all too common to see the hopes and dreams of a very talented young man come to an end as a result of childish actions. Looking at you, Mario Balotelli.