Former Sunderland AFC footballer Adam Johnson has told a jury he did not have oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.
The ex-Black Cats winger began giving evidence in his trial at Bradford Crown Court, accused of sexual activity with a child.
Johnson, 28, has admitted grooming and kissing the teenager.
Orlando Pownall QC, defending, asked Johnson: “You pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child and meeting a child following sexual grooming. Did you accept kissing (the girl)?”
Johnson said: “Yes.”
Mr Pownall continued: “Did you digitally interfere with her or indulge in oral sex with her?”
The footballer answered: “No, I never.”
Johnson has, however, admitted he was “aware” that the girl was 15.
Day seven of Johnson’s trial commenced this morning at Bradford Crown Court.