Johnson goes from £60k winger to £20 a week barber as he works in prison salon

Former Sunderland star Adam Johnson now earns £20 a week for six hour days working in his jail's barber shop, it has been reported.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 8:05 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 9:11 am
The photograph of Adam Johnson, issued by Durham Police, at the end of his trial.

The ex-England player, jailed for six and a half years for grooming and two charges of sexual activity with a teenage girl, is claimed to have landed a "cushy" job in HMP Moorland.

The Sun has reported the 29-year-old, from Castle Eden, is working full time while taking a training course after he was transferred from Armley Jail in Leeds to the category C complex near Doncaster last month.

He is being kept in its sex offender unit and has his own cell.

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It has also been reported he has avoided coaching football as staff were worried he could be injured if a fellow inmate targeted him.

Johnson, who earned £60,000 a week at Sunderland, has appealed against his conviction against one count of sexual activity with a child, which he was found guilty of at Bradford Crown Court following a trial.

He admitted one count of grooming and another of sexual activity with a child on the first day of his trial and was found not guilty of a third of the same charge.