London, Aug 17 (ANI): Police has reportedly arrested a suspect for allegedly blackmailing an unnamed famous Premier League footballer and demanding 10,000 pounds from him.
According to the Mirror, however, the married star's representatives are believed to have refused to co-operate and give in to the blackmailer's demands and instead contacted police.
The report further said that the suspect, believed to be a telesales assistant, was arrested when he arrived at his workplace and taken away for questioning, although he received bail later on.
The report also said that detectives have seized a mobile phone from the suspect and are examining text messages, which are believed to date back several years.
According to the report, the footballer, a father, is the second Premier League star in many weeks to face an alleged blackmailer, with the previous case involving a female football fan, who demanded a large amount of cash from a married player in return for deleting a steamy sex texts he had sent her after apparently agreeing to a one-night stand.
The report further said that the footballer had offered 20,000 pounds and then increased his offer to 100,000 pounds before finally admitting his guilt to his wife. (ANI)