England footballer Ashley Cole was banned from driving for doing more than 100mph in a 50mph zone - but launched an immediate appeal.
The Chelsea star claimed he was being chased by paparazzi when a speed gun recorded him driving his black Lamborghini Gallardo at 104mph.
Magistrates at Kingston imposed a four-month ban and £1,000 fine and warned the star he could face prison if he flouted the ban.
However, Cole's legal team immediately launched an appeal putting his sentence on hold until a hearing at a Crown Court.
Cole, 29, who is married to singer and presenter Cheryl Cole, was on the A3 in Kingston, Surrey, when he was clocked speeding. Though he denied the charge he was convicted at an earlier hearing.
In mitigation, Cole's lawyer Katherine Hodson said: "There was no suggestion given by police that there was any cause for concern about Mr Cole's driving, except for his speed."
But the magistrates said the sentence should reflect the fact Cole was more than twice the 50mph limit.
Chairwoman Patricia Baskerville said: "We have taken into account Mr Cole's clean licence however this was an incident of excessive speed, over twice the speed limit on the road, and these were exceptional circumstances which we need to mark.
"For the offence of speeding, Mr Cole will be disqualified for a period of four months and will pay a fine of £1,000." Cole, who was not present, was warned if he did drive while disqualified, he could face prison.