The early years
Port Vale years
Move to Wimbledon
Wimbledon chairman Sam Hammam persuaded Earle to move to south London in the summer of 1991. The club paid Port Vale £750,000 for his signature and he continued his excellent form in England's top division.
International career with Jamaica
Retirement and media work
Even though Earle said he was unaware of his friend's intentions and did not profit from the incident, he lost his £150,000 a year contract with ITV. He also lost his role as an ambassador for England's 2018 World Cup bid. Earle described his actions as "naive".