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Being caught urinating near a
police car a night after exchanging
vows has “put a dampener on our
wedding weekend”, NRL star
Greg Bird says.
The Gold Coast for ward
admits he may go dry after
relieving himself in public, saying
his latest run-in with the law
has him considering giving up
A remorseful Bird yesterday
apologised for the embarrassing
incident on Sunday night, barely
24 hours after his luxurious
wedding in Byron Bay.
He denied a police report that
claimed he urinated on a marked
was issued with a criminal
infringement notice yesterday
“It’s put a dampener on our
wedding weekend. I’m incredibly
embarrassed and disappointed at
myself,” Bird told reporters.
Police said a 30-year-old man
left a pub in the north coast town
on Sunday night and was caught
relieving himself on a fully-
marked police car.
allegedly caught him in the act at
7.45pm on Sunday after he left a
Bay St pub.
Bird fronted the media
yesterday afternoon and said he
did urinate in a car park outside
the hotel on Sunday night after
celebrating with family. He said
a police car was parked next to
their vehicle outside the hotel
but maintained he urinated
“I stupidly and regretfully went
to the toilet between the two
cars,” he said.
“I know it was a stupid and
dumb thing to do. But I really
want to emphasise the fact that
I didn’t intend to disrespect
anybody and I definitely didn’t
do it on the car.”
Bird — who has had several
brushes with the law since 2004
— w ould not disclose how much
he had been fined.
Asked if he would now give
up drinking, Bird said: “I am
definitely considering it.”
Gold Coast boss Graeme
Annesley said a club disciplinary
hearing would be held later this
week before reporting back to
the NRL Integrity Unit.
He would not speculate on
whether Bird would lose the
“ We have the option to consider
anything that is appropriate
under the terms of the contract
but I don’t want to forecast what
might happen,” he said.
But he added: “It is to Greg’s
credit that he has publicly
apologised and clarified exactly
what took place. That will all be
taken into consideration before a
Any punishment may pale
in significance to Bird’s bride
“S he was just disappointed, we
had such a great weekend,” Bird
said. “S he is quite upset.”
Then there is the public ridicule.
Jibes came thick and fast at
Bird’s expense on social media
with one wag tweeting: “ To be
fair many Birds have done worse
to a cop car.”
Before Bird’s incident, four
Titans players had been arrested
in 11 months. — AAP
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Bird’s wee problem
puts dampener on
Code-hopping star Sam
Burgess’ rugby union
education will continue
this weekend when he
makes his first start for
English side Bath.
The 25-year-old has
made two substitute
appearances off the bench
since swapping from
NRL premiers South
Sydney in October, but
will reportedly be picked
to start at inside centre
for Friday ’s European
Champions Cup match
Bath’s first-team coach
Toby Booth made the
claim that head coach
Mike Ford would pick the
116kg Burgess from the
“ We know from last
weekend that he will
bring plenty of physicality,
and it will be good for our
game plan to have that,”
Booth said in the Bath
Burgess’ debut came
against Harlequins while
he also came off the
bench against Montpellier
in the away clash at the
The paper reported
that Burgess will start at
inside centre, replacing
fellow ex-league man Kyle
“The best way for Sam
to learn is by being out
there,” Booth added.
The Sports Tribunal has suspended
rugby league player Darren Reiri for
two years for the attempted use, and
possession of, a prohibited substance
he ordered over the internet from
Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFS)
filed anti-doping proceedings against
Reiri in October and a provisional
suspension order was made on October
29. The tribunal held the substantive
hearing last Thursday and issued its
decision a day later.
Reiri, a club player from Queenstown
who has since relocated to Christchurch,
admitted the violations.
In May, 2013 he ordered the
prohibited substance Anastrozole from
a website in India.
A package of tablets was dispatched
to him but was intercepted by the
Customs Department and referred
to Medsafe who sent a letter to
him advising the package had been
Reiri did not respond to the letter and
in July 2013 re-ordered tablets from the
website. This second package was also
intercepted. Medsafe then referred the
matter to DFS.
Under the sport’s anti-doping rules,
the penalty is a two-year suspension.
However, if Reiri was able to establish
how the substance came into his
possession and that he did not intend
to enhance his sports performance, he
was eligible for a lesser penalty.
The main issue was whether Reiri
could show he did not intend to
enhance his sports performance.
Reiri, 35, said he had been playing
less rugby league and was concentrating
more on working out in the gym and
had decided to get bigger and more
muscular. A friend advised him to use
Anastrozole and gave him the supplier’s
Reiri said he knew Anastrozole
was supposed to enhance athletic
performance but bought it to use in
the gym, not to become a better rugby
The tribunal agreed with DFS’s
consideration of the circumstances
and asking whether Mr Reiri took
the substance to raise the level of his
performance in sport was required;
intent to cheat or not was irrelevant;
the focus was on the connection
between possession of the substance
and performance in sport; and it was
artificial to segregate performance
improvement in body building from
performance improvement in rugby
league where becoming bigger and
stronger would improve performance in
The tribunal concluded Reiri fell short
of establishing he did not intend to
enhance his sport performance.
It said in a statement: “Objectively
viewed the explanations are not
persuasive especially when Mr Reiri
persisted with his attempted acquisition
after his first try was foiled by Medsafe,”
the statement read.
“His failure to seek advice or check his
position is inexcusable.
“He appeared to be willing to rely
on the say-so of a friend who he did
not want to identify but with regard
to who Mr Reiri told the investigator
the friend had told him “it was a good
performance enhancing drug”.
Mr Reiri had a long involvement
in the sport and a clear duty to be
While because of his age and new
priorities his degree of involvement
in rugby league was lessening, the
obligations remained even if it was for
him more of a hobby than a sport.”
The tribunal ordered the two-year
suspension period start from February 1,
2014 to take in to account of the
substantial delay in the matter being
referred to the tribunal.
Burgess set for Bath start
Brazilian soccer legend Pele has
overcome a urinary tract infection and
will be discharged from the hospital
where he had kidney stones removed
three weeks ago, his doctors said today.
“Considering his good recovery, the
medical team programmed his release
for tomorrow,” the doctors at Sao Paulo’s
Albert Einstein hospital said.
The three-time World Cup champion
under went surgery to remove kidney
stones on November 13, but was
readmitted 10 days later with a urinary
tract infection that required dialysis. At
one point, he was moved into a hospital
wing used for more intensive care.
The 74-year-old Pele, who is often
called the greatest soccer player in
history, assured fans that he had
recovered in a video released on Friday
that showed him smiling and strumming
a guitar with family members by his side.
Pele on mend
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