Footballer Adam Johnson has formally lodged an appeal against his six-year sentence for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.
The former Sunderland and England player was jailed last month following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.
An official at Bradford Crown Court confirmed Johnson’s legal team had lodged an appeal against his sentence.
The 28-year-old has already begun an appeal against his conviction of sexual activity with a 15-year-old.
Johnson admitted grooming the girl and a separate, less serious charge, of sexual activity.
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