Footballer Adam Johnson paid £12,000 for date with Katie Price
Footballer Adam Johnson reportedly paid a whopping £12,000 for a date with Katie Price.
According to The Mirror, the former midfielder, who was later jailed in 2016 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl, paid the five-figure fee at a charity auction in 2010 for the Meningitis Trust.
The publication claims that Katie bragged she’d give Adam and his Manchester City co-star Micah Richards “the night of their lives” at the event.
Adam – who was 23 at the time – reportedly couldn’t hide his delight at the prospect of a date with Katie, who was 32 at the time and still married to second husband Alex Reid.
The auction, which took place long before Johnson’s conviction also saw the likes of Michelle Keegan, Kym Marsh, Steven Gerrard and his wife Alex Curran in attendance.
A source told the Mirror at the time: “Katie wanted to do her bit to raise money for the meningitis charity. So she offered to take the winner out for a posh dinner at a restaurant of their choice – and insisted Alex would not be coming along.
“Katie got up on stage, yelling: ‘Come on lads!’ Adam is a huge Katie fan. He had posters of her on his bedroom wall back in the day.”
It’s claimed that Adam was joined by his pal, fellow England player Micah Richards, in paying for the date.
The source continued: “But at £10k, Adam stalled so Micah came to the rescue, saying he’d chip in another £2,000 and they’d both take Katie out for supper.
“When the hammer came down on £12,000, everyone cheered. Katie went over and gave both boys a peck on the cheek and told them, tongue in cheek, they were in for the ‘night of their lives’.”
Adam’s extravagant bid came after he was snapped up by Manchester City for a rumoured £7million.
The footballer reportedly signed a lucrative four-a-half-year contract.
He signed for Sunderland for £10million in 2012 and played for them up until his arrest.
However, he was jailed in March 2016 after being charged with engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old Sunderland fan.
He has since been released.
Daily Star Online has contacted a representative for Adam and Katie for comment.
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