Proctor Stands Down Following Drug Allegations

"I can't remember what happened"

Proctor Stands Down Following Drug Allegations

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The Gold Coast Titans have released a statement regarding co-captain Kevin Proctor, who has been involved in alleged cocaine possession after a night out with Jesse Bromwich after the ANZAC test.

The buyer is reported to have dobbed Proctor and Jesse Bromwich in after being caught.

Proctor released the following statement

"I have asked Graham to say how extremely embarrassed and sorry I am for the damage I've done to the game and my personal reputation since Friday night's test match in Canberra.

"After the game we went back to the New Zealand hotel and had a late dinner. After the dinner we went to a local club for a few drinks. The rest of the night is a bit of a blur as I obviously had too much to drink before the incident that has caused all the trouble happened much later in the night.

"Although I can't remember exactly what happened, I don't deny it.

"I am devastated by the whole thing and can't apologise enough to my Kiwi team mates, the NRL, the Titans, and all fans of the game.

"I've never been in this sort of trouble in my career, I have never failed drug test, and I'm so sorry I've let everyone down by losing control of my personal decision by drinking too much alcohol.

"I have a wife and young family, and taking drugs is not something I support or encourage because I am very aware of the damage it can do.

"Even though I have to appear before the Board later in the week, I've already decided to stand-down as club co-captain, and also stand down from playing, until the Board makes a final decision. 

"I accept that there will be further punishment from my club and the NRL, and I just want to put this all behind me as quickly as possible and prove I can make it up to everyone."

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The Titans released the following statement:

"Kevin Proctor, has this morning met with Gold Coast Titans Chief Executive Officer, Graham Annesley, and Board Deputy Chairman, Darryl Kelly, to discuss the incident that occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning following Friday night’s Test Match in Canberra where Kevin was representing the New Zealand Kiwis.

"It is important to note this was not a disciplinary hearing, as there is a process spelt out under the terms of the NRL Standard Playing Contract for dealing with alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct. Today’s meeting was requested to establish more information and give Kevin the opportunity to explain his actions.

"The attached statement clearly demonstrates Kevin’s embarrassment and contrition for what has occurred and the damage it has caused. His voluntary actions in standing down from his captaincy and playing duties until the matter has been resolved by the Board speaks volumes for his personal character despite this very much out of character incident.

"That said, everyone in the game is accountable for their actions and Kevin was this morning advised he will be issued with a Breach Notice in compliance with the terms of his contract providing five business days’ notice to appear before the Board to determine any other action or sanction to be imposed as a result of the alleged breach.

"The Breach Notice process will take its course of the coming days, but in the meantime Titans Chief Executive, Graham Annesley, also intends raising with the NRL the issue of supervision of players whilst away from their clubs on representative duties.

"Due to Kevin’s high level of stress and anxiety about the consequence of his actions, we are of course providing him with the best possible welfare and support to ensure his general well-being is the overriding priority."

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