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Townsend charged by FA

May 24, 2013
By ESPN staff

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has been charged by the Football Association for an alleged breach of rules regarding betting and misconduct.

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PA PhotosTownsend scored in back-to-back games for QPR against Sunderland and Aston Villa

Townsend, 21, spent the second half of the season on loan at QPR who were relegated from the Premier League.

In a statement on the FA's official website it confirmed that the player "has been charged with breaches of Rule E8 (b) in relation to a number of betting offences."

He has until June 3 to respond to the charges.

As a consequence, Townsend has withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad and will be replaced by Birmingham's Nathan Redmond.

Townsend will receive the full support of the FA and Tottenham Hotspur in seeking rehabilitation whilst responding to the allegations.