Gold Coast Titan Greg Bird Will Plead Not Guilty To Cocaine Charges

Troubled Gold Coast Titans player Greg Bird, whose greatest hits range from charges of grievous bodily harm against a former girlfriend to kneeing other players in the head and peeing on marked police cars, appeared before Southport Magistrates Court this morning, facing two charges of supplying cocaine. 
The 31-year-old player was charged as part of an investigation into a drug trafficking syndicate in Queensland’s south east. Per reports in ABC News, Bird’s lawyer announced that he plans to plead not guilty to both counts. The disgraced Titan was granted bail, and the case was adjourned until May 8.
In 2004, when Bird was playing for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, he was suspended for 10 weeks after an incident in which he kneed Rabbitohs player Shane Marteene in the head. In 2008, he appeared before the courts after allegations he had smashed a glass on his then-girlfriend’s face, requiring her to undergo surgery. 
Former Titans players Ashley Harrison and Joe Vickery will also appear at Southport Magistrates Court today, along with current player Kalifa Faifai Loa. Beau FalloonJamie Dowling and Dave Taylor have already appeared, and all of them have had their cases adjourned until May 8. All current players have been stood down by the Titans, pending the court case.
Queensland Reds player Karmichael Hunt, who is also caught up in the case, plead guilty to four counts of possession, and was fined $2500 by the court, with no conviction recorded.

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