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West Ham’s Ravel Morrison to leave prison

Aug 4, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT

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West Ham United youngster Ravel Morrison was released from jail on Monday, as a hearing was arranged after he allegedly assaulted two women.

Morrison, 21, has tried to clean up his act in recent months after an extremely troubled past but he has been held in custody since last Thursday. The  former Manchester United player allegedly punched and slapped his former 19-year-old girlfriend and her 39-year-old mother outside a bar in Manchester last Sunday.

The Hammers midfielder, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers, was released on Monday after a judge granted him bail but Morrison is set to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to learn his fate.

Morrison shone for the Hammers during the early months of the 2013-14 season and scored some stunning goals, including a slaloming wonder goal against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. He then fell out of the lineup and became despondent,  that lead to a loan move to QPR who he helped get promoted from the Championship to the Premier League.

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Morrison as one of the brightest talents to come through the Red Devils’ academy system but stated that Morrison was a “brilliant footballer who needs to get away from Manchester and start a new life.”

Despite moving to London to get away from it all in Manchester, Morrison’s past has caught up with him and could spark the end of his career not only with West Ham, but elsewhere too.

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