Sunderland defender Bramble banned for 12 months

Titus Bramble models Sunderland's 2011-12 away kit
Titus Bramble models Sunderland's 2011-12 away kit
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BLACK Cats defender Titus Bramble has been banned for 12 months for speeding.

The defender was also ordered to pay £2,480, after his case was heard at St Helens Magistrates’ Court, Merseyside.

He previously admitted twice breaking a temporary 50mph speed limit, between junctions 26 and 27 on the M6, near Wigan.

The 29-year-old was clocked travelling at 57mph in his BMW on January 27, last year, and 61mph the following day.

Bramble, believed to be nursing a leg injury in Los Angeles, was criticised by the district judge for not turning up for the hearing, despite the court’s efforts to accommodate him by setting the hearing for a date outside the football season.