Former Hibs ‘keeper on drink drive rap

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By Paul Thornton

FORMER Hibernian FC goalkeeper David Grof  is facing a drink-drive rap if he ever comes back to Scotland.Sheriff court stock pic

The 20-year-old stopper was released by the Easter Road Club earlier this year after falling out of favour with management.

Grof – who made just two appearances for the Hibees – was caught by police at an Asda car park in Edinburgh’s Sandpiper Drive on April 12 this year.

Prosecutors claim a breath test showed the Hungarian ‘keeper was more than one and a half times the legal limit with a reading of 56 microgrammes of booze per 100ml of blood.

He was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court  but did not answer the charges.

Fiscal depute Neil Allan told the court that Grof – who was living in Penicuik – had not been told about the allegations as he was no longer in the country.

Mr Allan said: “The complaint is unserved. He is a professional sportsman who is not a native of the UK and I think that his business as a sportsman here has been interrupted.

“I would ask for an initiating warrant and it would be a surprise for him if he ever came back.”

Sheriff Fiona Reith granted the warrant which means that should Grof re-enter the country he will have to face the allegations.

Grof – who is the son of Hungarian international ‘keeper Atilla Grof – is said to be trying to find a club in England.

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