Statement from club CEO Graham Annesley
Gold Coast Titans CEO, Graham Annesley, has confirmed that players Jamie Dowling & Beau Falloon have been issued with notices to appear in court in relation to drug offences.
The club first became aware of these matters through media reports earlier today and has since confirmed the notices were issued to both players.
“As a result, Jamie Dowling and Beau Falloon have been stood down from all playing and training responsibilities pending their appearance in court on March 5”, Mr Annesley said.
“In addition, the board and management of the club acknowledges that under these circumstances it is not appropriate for the team’s training facilities to be based in an education facility among impressionable young people. As such we will make immediate plans to relocate to an alternate venue. We unreservedly apologise to the school, our members, sponsors, corporate partners, and other stakeholders who have been let down or impacted by these unexpected and unacceptable developments”.
The club has been in constant contact with the NRL Integrity Unit since these reports surfaced.