Thursday, 1 June 2017

Australia Player Gets 4-Match Ban After Being Caught With Cocaine

An Australia football player, Mitch Nichols has been hit with a four-game ban by Football Federation Australia after admitting possession of cocaine at a Sydney nightclub last month.
Nichols it was understood was found to have breached clauses 2.1 and 6.1(a) of the FFA National Code of Conduct for the incident at a Double Bay nightspot on 13 May.

Nichols was reportedly on the verge of a new club deal abroad, and Fox Sports understands that the ban falls under FIFA statutes and so will apply to overseas leagues.

News Corp reports that the 28-year-old has also been issued with a good behaviour bond after his appearance at the Downing Centre court in Sydney.

He admitted possession of 1.1g of cocaine, and the FFA sanction only came down after the court verdict.

Although he had already been released by the Western Sydney Wanderers, he was still registered with the A-League club at the time he was arrested.

The five-time Socceroo has seven business days to appeal.

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