THREE men have been cleared of conspiring to blackmail a Premier League footballer.
Tyrone Coleman, 34, his brother Nathan Coleman, 38, and Prince Rowe, 37, were acquitted following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
They had been accused of plotting to blackmail the player by filming him in a hotel room with a woman who was not his partner.
A jury of nine women and three men found the Coleman brothers and Rowe not guilty of the charge following a two-week trial.
Rowe was convicted of two counts of theft, relating to the footballer’s designer tracksuit and Rolex watch.
He will be sentenced on November 4 with Natalie Wood, 28, who previously admitted conspiring to blackmail the sportsman.