If there is any truth in it, I'm sure being a big profle footballer, the courts will make an example of him.......
From another site-
A work placement student at Chelsea Football Club was injured after Ashley Cole allegedly accidentally shot him with an air rifle, the News of the World has claimed today.
It is thought the incident happened last Sunday morning at Chelsea's Surrey training ground.
According to the News of the World, 21-year-old Tom Cowan was shot from just 5ft away as Cole "larked about" with the .22 rifle.
Cowan, a sports science student on a year's internship at the club, was reportedly left "in agony" after the lead pellet pierced his side and was "bleeding profusely".
A source told the paper: "It's truly inconceivable that a Premier League footballer could bring a gun to the training ground.
"But Ashley pulled the rifle from a box and started larking about with it in the changing room."
Cowan was reportedly given medical attention at the scene and sent home for two days' recovery but was forced to endure further treatment after the wound continued weeping.
Cole is thought to have been severely reprimanded by Chelsea bosses and has apologised to the young intern, but Tom's father Ron is reportedly furious about the incident.
He is said to be demanding to know what action will be taken against the footballer.
The News of the World claims police were not called and that the club has gone into "lockdown" over the incident.
The paper's insider added: "Cole didn't know the gun was loaded but it's a disgrace. His behaviour beggars belief."
Last night a Chelsea spokesman told The People: "We never comment on internal matters."