Former Everton striker Marcus Bent faces jail after fight

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GUILDFORD, England (AP) — Former Premier League player Marcus Bent is facing a jail term after admitting to taking part in a fight at his home.

The former Ipswich, Everton and Charlton striker pleaded guilty at a court in Guildford, about 30 miles southwest of London, to the charge, which stemmed from an incident in September.

Judge Stephen Climie adjourned the case until next month, pending a probation report, and said "on the face of it a custodial sentence is justified."

Climie adds "whether that is the right sentence in the context of this case is not a matter I will prejudge."

The 37-year-old Bent previously entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing cocaine.

The former England under-21 player was released on unconditional bail.

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