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Dellin Betances Jersey Pompey defender Sylvain Distin was today fined 2000 for failing to attend the abandoned a sault trial of former team-mate Joey Barton.The centre-backwas said to have gotten off lucky and could have faced jail term if Adam Lind Jersey his absense had delayed court proceedings any further.The Frenchman ignored a hand-delivered summons to appear incourt and instead went on holiday with his family in Crete, just days before the trial started at the Manchester Minshull Derek Jeter Jersey Street Crown Court on3oth June.The30-year-old wasrequired at the hearing to giveverbal evidence of what he could recollect from the day of the incident. He was a witne s to the training ground bust up between Ousmane Dabo and Joey Barton last May, where Barton was said to have Roger Maris Jersey attacked Dabo.Judge Mushtaq Khokhar told the ex-City player that his non-appearance would have halted thecase if Bartonhadnt already changed Aaron Hicks Jersey his plea to guilty. It would have led to a custodial sentence, something many Pompey fans wouldnt of wanted.