Byrne discovered that Johnson had kissed a 15-year-old girl but 'did not share this information with anybody including the board of Sunderland AFC'
Johnson was found guilty of one charge of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and pleaded guilty to two more charges including grooming the same victim
Player convicted of one count of sexual activity with a girl aged 15
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Claims the chief executive knew but allowed Johnson to play on for almost a year until he pleaded guilty in court
Mail Online columnist sparks angry Twitter backlash defending Johnson, who the CPS says 'exploited his fame to actively pursue a 15 year old girl for his own sexual gratification'
The no-holds-barred condemnation of the former England international feels like an unconscious attempt to compensate for past ambivalence – to put it mildly – towards the player and his sexual history
It was all sunshine and forward-thinking during the 31-year-old Irish lawyer’s early days as Sunderland’s chief executive. But the gloss soon wore off, first with the appointment of Di Canio as manager and now the Johnson grooming scandal
The Sunderland manager was repeatedly asked about what the club knew with regards to Adam Johnson, who was this week found guilty on a charge of sexual activity with a minor
Struggling side facing growing criticism for its decision to allow the 28-year-old to continue playing
The 28-year-old was found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child which relates to sexual touching
If the Johnson case is anything to go by, 'it was society that conditioned me to do it, your honour' is becoming the new get out of jail card
Adam Johnson was portrayed in court as an “immature, arrogant, promiscuous” footballer who was reportedly overheard telling a friend that he hoped his trial would end soon because it was a “bit boring”.
Sky Sports News make wholly inappropriate reference on news report
The 28-year-old was cleared of engaging in oral sex with the 15-year-old but was found guilty of a second count which relates to digital penetration
Premier League club respond after Johnson is found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old child