DJ Campbell: 'I almost quit football'

DJ Campbell: 'I almost quit football'
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DJ Campbell reveals that he came close to quitting football after being arrested in connection with a match-fixing investigation last year.

DJ Campbell has said that he considered quitting football after being arrested in connection with a match-fixing investigation last year.

The 32-year-old was under scrutiny for a yellow card he received while playing for Blackburn Rovers against Ipswich Town in December, but he was released without charge last month.

He told the Independent on Sunday: "There were times when I seriously considered walking away from football and retiring. But friends and family were very supportive. I guess I was just in a very bad place.

"When I put everything into perspective, I had worked far too hard and made too many sacrifices to give football up. Why should I walk away when I had done nothing wrong? To my enormous relief, I was called back to Winchester police station last month and they eventually lifted my bail conditions and released me without charge.

"There was no cause for celebration. I was relieved but I still felt a great sense of injustice."

Campbell is currently without a club after leaving Blackburn in July.

David Goodwillie of Dundee during the Scottish Premiership League match between Partick Thistle and Dundee United at Firhill Stadium on August 02, 2013
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