engine - 9:29 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's not possible to control the people in the same way that control can be placed on a news organisation. People will talk about these things down the pub, at work, or wherever (if they have any interest).
I dislike the aspect of just because you've got money you can gag the press.
Also, the fact that everyone knows who it is just makes the whole thing like a farce.
The key part of this story now is not the footballer and his indiscretions, but the result of the test of the law and new media.