Jérôme Boateng was sentenced on Thursday by a German court to a fine of 1.8 million euros for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

The former Bayern Munich player does not have to go to prison.

The 33-year-old Boateng, who has been playing for the French Olympique Lyon since this summer, was facing a prison sentence of up to five years.

Various German media reported on Thursday that the defender was only sentenced to the fine.

Boateng continued to deny the assault to the judge.

However, the Munich court found it proven that in 2018 he intentionally inflicted physical injury on his then girlfriend during an argument during a holiday in the Caribbean.

The two are parents of twins.

Boateng played for ten years with the German top club Bayern and became world champion with Germany in 2014, for which he played 76 international matches.

With his club he won no less than nine national titles, five DFB-Pokals and twice won the Champions League.

The veteran did not receive a new contract and left for Lyon on a free transfer this summer.

He is therefore still waiting for his debut for the team of trainer Peter Bosz, who started the season poorly.

Boateng denied being guilty of the assault.

Boateng denied being guilty of the assault.

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