Bird says he will “consider” giving up the drink after yet another off-field incident.
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Gold Coast Titans captain Greg Bird says he will consider giving up alcohol after he was involved in yet another off-field incident.
Bird was fined for urinating in public in Byron Bay, just a day after his wedding.
The 30-year-old was issued with a criminal infringement notice and has agreed to pay a $200 fine.
“I received a ticket from the police, I’ll be paying it in coming days,” Bird said.
“I stupidly and regretfully went to the toilet in between the two cars between the space, facing away from my family.
“I know it was a stupid and dumb thing to do, but I really want to emphasise the fact I didn’t intend to disrespect anybody and I didn’t definitely do it on the (police) car.
“I want to apologise to the club and the fans and anyone I offended, especially to my wife Becky, it’s put a dampener on our wedding weekend and I’m incredibly embarrassed.”
When asked if he would give up drinking after his latest alcohol-fuelled indiscretion, Bird said he was “definitely considering it”.
Gold Coast Titans chief executive Graham Annesley says the club will now follow NRL protocols to deal with the issue.
“Obviously this is very embarrassing from the clubs perspective. It is unacceptable from the clubs perspective. We’ll continue to talk to the NRL and we’ll hold a club disciplinary meeting later this week so we follow due process,” he said.
“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 decision is being made.”