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Sport Mobile: inside firm linked to one of football’s most notorious drug cases


The boss of an exclusive mobile phone company has reportedly been caught on tape boasting about changing the phone records of footballer Rio Ferdinand during an investigation into a missed drugs test.

Sport Mobile boss John Shepherd also claimed to have got billionaire Mike Ashley out of a legal jam, according to an investigation by The Times.  Following the publication of the story this morning, police announced that they had arrested two men. 

What is Sport Mobile? 

The company offers services including “secure mobile billing” for “some of the biggest names in British sport”, says The Times.

The bespoke telephone service is reportedly used by players and managers at 16 Premier League clubs, as well as members of the England cricket team and stars from other sports. 

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