Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand has been banned from driving in his absence after a court heard he was clocked travelling at more than 105mph on a Midland motorway.
Magistrates in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, disqualified the 26-year-old footballer from driving for 28 days and fined him £1,500.
Chairman of the bench Ashley Howells criticised Ferdinand - who is currently in Africa undertaking charity work - for failing to provide a positive role model for young people.
Ferdinand, who appeared on the court list under his full name Rio Gavin Ferdinand, was also ordered to pay £35 in prosecution costs.
Sentencing the £30 million star, who lives in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, Mr Howells said: "I must first preface the sentence with comments about the actual offence.
"This court views speeding on local highways most seriously, particularly when the speed is more than 100mph, and our view is that Mr Ferdinand must be disqualified."
The magistrate went on: "He is a role model and should be a positive role model for young people in society and this does not give out the right message."
Earlier, prosecutor Sandie Laughlin told the court that Ferdinand's high-powered Chrysler was tracked by police travelling at an average of 105.9mph over a distance of 1.8 miles on the M6 in Staffordshire on January 9.
A hearing in Stafford earlier this month was told that officers noticed the Chrysler approaching them from the rear and moved aside to let Ferdinand overtake them.
The ban is Ferdinand's fourth, following convictions for drink-driving in 1997 and speeding in 2002 and 2003.
Defence solicitor Barry Warburton asked the three magistrates, who spent just seven minutes considering their sentence, to give his client credit for pleading guilty by letter at the previous hearing.
Addressing the court in mitigation, the lawyer said: "The reason Mr Ferdinand is absent is that he's doing work in Africa for an Aids charity.
"I don't propose to go into detail about my client's finances but I can say that the fine can be paid within seven days.
"The facts of the case are accepted. It was early on a Sunday morning, there was very little traffic on the motorway, the weather conditions were fine and visibility was good."
Mr Warburton did not argue against a period of disqualification for Ferdinand, who is due to fly back to Britain today.