Forward Greg Bird’s future at the Gold Coast Titans is secure after drug charges against him were dismissed in the dismissed in the Southport Magistrates Court today.
Bird and three ex-teammates including the recently retired Ashley Harrison were all cleared of charges of drug supply due to a lack of evidence. They and other former Titans players faced numerous counts of the possession and supply of cocaine which disrupted their 2015 pre-season training and affected form in early games.
Bird, 31, will see out the two years remaining on his current contract, unlike Kalifa Fai-Fai-Loa and Beau Falloon who have been let go. The club’s CEO Graham Annesley has not said who will take over the captaincy to replace Nate Myles, who joins the Manly Sea Eagles next season.
“The captaincy is not something we have to worry about until next season,” Mr Annesley said. “It is far too early to even consider the implications of that.”
Bird, a former New South Wales Origin player,was delighted that he could once again focus on football and his family.
“I’m very happy that finally I can put this behind me. Hopefully next year it’s a good football season for the Titans,” told media at the court. “Now I can focus on my recovery (from injury), my family and wife.” – Chris Matthews-Darby