Adam Johnson & girlfriend Stacey Flounders, court Feb. 10th

In soccer news…

Twenty-eight-year-old Sunderland, UK winger Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming a girl under the age of sixteen, this according to a court official.

His girlfriend, Stacey Flounders, stood right by his side as he entered Bradford Crown Court to begin his sex abuse trial this morning, though we’re not sure if she plans to stick it out following his plea.

From Yahoo News:

England international Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child, but denied two other charges, when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Sunderland winger, who has played 12 times for England, also admitted one count of grooming a girl under the age of 16, a court official said.

Adam Johnson - Sunderland soccer player at court

Johnson signed a four-year, 10 million pound contract with Sunderland back in 2012, but was arrested on March 2 of last year when authorities suspected him of indulging in sexual activity with a minor.

Hopefully, he is able to get the help he needs.

SOURCE: Yahoo News | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash News