Ashley Cole’s Naked Pictures Sent to Model

Still reeling from the controversy that hounded captain John Terry, the English national football team is again in the center of a scandal, this time involving fullback Ashley Cole. In an interview, Cole admitted that some of his naked pictures were sent to topless model Sonia Wild.

Cole, who was recently injured and will be out for three months, took the pictures with his camera phone while he was in his room at Hertfordshire hotel, the England team’s official residence. However, he denied sending the pictures to Wild. According to the Chelsea player, he gave the phone away without erasing the pictures. A close friend of the football star, Jay Wynters, allegedly received the phone and sent the pictures to the sexy model. Wild said she received the pictures on June 9 last year.

Cole’s admission is another headache to team manager Fabio Capello, who this month sacked Terry from the captaincy after the center back was accused of having an affair with French model Vanessa Perroncel.

Legal troubles could also hound Cole if proven that he was the one who sent the indecent photographs, as the act is punishable by imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of more than $ 7,000 under U.K. laws.