Chelsea FC 'paid me £50,000 over abuse'
A former Chelsea footballer claims the club paid him £50,000 to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse by a former chief scout.
Gary Johnson told the Mirror he had been abused as a youth player by Eddie Heath, who is now dead.
According to the Mirror, in 2015 Mr Johnson signed a confidentiality agreement and accepted £50,000 from the club, but it did not accept any blame.
Chelsea said they had appointed a law firm to investigate a former employee.
The latest allegations about sexual abuse in football comes as police say about 350 victims have now reported historical incidents within... read more
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