Gerard Pique fined for driving with suspended license

Barcelona's Gerard Pique kicks the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium in

Barcelona's Gerard Pique kicks the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium in

Barcelona's Gerard Pique, center, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium

Barcelona's Gerard Pique, center, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium

Atletico's Saul Niguez fights for the ball with Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Nelson Semedo, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atlet

Atletico's Saul Niguez fights for the ball with Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Nelson Semedo, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atlet

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gerard Pique has been fined nearly 50,000 euros ($56,700) for driving with a suspended license.

The Barcelona defender appeared before a judge on Monday and was ordered to pay the fine for the incident that happened in August.

Pique's license was not valid when he was stopped by police during a random check in Barcelona. It had been suspended because of an excessive number of traffic infractions.

The sentencing specifies that Pique has to pay 200 euros ($227) daily for eight months.

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