Luke McCormick, the former English goalkeeper was born in Coventry in 1983. The origins of his profession bore some sort of peculiar familiarity to that of a Hollywood motion picture. Followed meticulously by way of Sky Sports news, McCormick started out his career in the 2003- 2004 season as a backup with regard to Romain Larrieu. Stepping up to his position, McCormick received 7 consecutive clean sheets and went on to create a brand new club record. All the Plymouth Argyle fans also voted him the most promising player of the year. He was then sent upon loan to Boston United with League Two during October 2004, through Bobby Williamson who was then the Plymouth Argyle manager.
Then he moved to Leicester City F. C together with Ian Holloway, a former Plymouth Argyle Manager. His career chart rose progressively and regularly after that and McCormick gave impressive shows during the closing games in 2007-2008 season.
The actual cloud settled upon his occupation the moment in June 7th, 2008, Luke McCormick was arrested for suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving whilst he was on his way back coming from a previous team mates wedding. The Central Motorway Police Group, which was responsible for arresting McCormick, reported McCormick’s Range Rover collided along with a Toyota Previa leading to the passing away of Aaron and Ben Peak of age groups 10 as well as eight respectively.
The actual driver of the car was the children’s father who was seriously injured and has to be taken to the Hospital Of North Staffordshire. It was subsequently found that he had sustained multiple fractures in the neck, ribs as well as his back and also his lungs were also swollen. Another 3 people in the Previa had been treated with regard to modest injuries.
He had been charged along with two counts of death caused by dangerous driving, driving together with alcohol inside his bloodstream and also driving without having insurance by the Staffordshire Police the very following day. On June 9 he was presented before the Fenton Magistrate Court and also was granted conditional bail. On June 16 he appeared before the Stroke-on-Trent Crown Court where the charges regarding driving without an insurance were dropped against him. This particular case was finally tried in October 2008 when he was sentenced to 7 years and four months of jail period.
Sky Sports news reported the fact that Luke McCormick pleaded guilty on the charges registered towards him. The amount of alcohol present in his blood had been two times the permissible drink and drive limit. McCormick admitted to have gotten asleep over the controls that night that led to the terrible crash.
The aftershocks of the event began when on 22nd July, 2008 Plymouth Argyle cancelled Luke McCormickï¿½s contract of goalkeeper in just a month from the accident. It had been told to press people as well as Sky Sports News that the arrangement had been terminated on mutual consent. He had also been terminated from Plymouth in the beginning of the month and had been asked not to show up at the pre-season training.
Controversy continues to encircle Luke McCormick even today. He caused some sort of storm when his jail team authorities delivered a request to the South Devon League so that he could possibly play in the Division Two side. In a report within Sky Sports news it was observed that a few South Devon League officials were definitely displeased with this request as they believe that McCormick should be penalized for his action rather than be allowed to spend some time playing football.