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Spanish police clear West Brom players accused of taxi theft

February 19, 2018

Four West Bromwich Albion players Jonny Evans, top left, Jake Livermore, top right, Gareth Barry, below left, Boaz Myhill, below right, are being investigated by Spanish police Friday Feb. 16, 2018, for the alleged theft of a taxi while the English Premier League soccer team were on a midwinter training trip in Barcelona, Spain. The players involved have issued a public apology for their actions in a joint statement. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, Matt Dunham, Jon Super, Akira Suemori)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Spain have cleared four West Bromwich Albion players who were being investigated for the theft of a taxi in Barcelona last week.

Catalonia’s regional police said on Monday no charges will be filed against the players. Police did not say why the investigation was archived.

Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore, and Boaz Myhill were accused by a taxi driver of stealing his vehicle early Thursday morning.

The players issued a public apology on Friday for breaking a team curfew and breaching the “standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion.”

Last in the Premier League, West Brom was in Barcelona for a midwinter training trip.

West Brom said the players “will be subject to the full rigors of our internal disciplinary procedures.”

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