Football: Disgraced Dennis may face civil suit

by NEIL MOXLEY, Daily Mail

The after-shocks of Dennis Wise's hotel room punch-up continued to reverberate around the Walkers Stadium yesterday as it emerged he could face legal action over the matter.

Leicester City confirmed the veteran midfielder had been suspended indefinitely following an incident during the club's pre - season tour of Finland last week.

He was sent home in disgrace on Friday and has now been told to stay away from the First Division club's Belvoir Drive training ground pending the result of a club inquiry.

Wise, 35, is already facing the strong possibility that his £35,000-a-week contract will be terminated. And it now appears likely that his teammate Callum Davidson - who suffered a double fracture of his cheekbone - could begin a civil case for damages.

Scotland international Davidson, 26, will lose out on appearance money and bonuses during his enforced spell on the sidelines. He has also suffered a not inconsiderable injury, although neither Leicester City nor Davidson are likely to press for criminal charges to be brought.

The club confirmed that Davidson will not be fit for the start of the Nationwide League season, and there are fears he could be out for up to eight weeks.

City manager Micky Adams said: ' The injury will be assessed again today.'

Defender Davidson's case for compensation will be strengthened massively if Leicester decide there is sufficient reason for them to tear up their agreement with the former

England international. Wise could not have chosen a worse time to put himself in the firing line, with the club announcing last week that they were having trouble paying the wage bill.

It is likely he will learn the findings of City's investigation by Wednesday.

If he does find himself booted out of the club, he could well mount a legal action of his own - a development that is sure to spark off a messy chain of litigation at the East Midlands club.

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