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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Joey Johns arrested for ecstasy
    August 30, 2007 01:00am


    Johns caught with ecstasy after club visit
    Cautioned, released without charged
    Had been working with Wallabies on tour

    RUGBY league great Andrew Johns has been arrested for drug possession in London.

    Johns, 33, was stopped by transport police officers at Kings Cross underground station on Sunday.

    The former Newcastle, NSW and Australian captain was found to be in possession of one ecstasy tablet. He was cautioned and released without charge.

    It is believed Johns had been to The Church, an all-day club at Kentish Town that is popular with expatriates.

    British Transport Police carried out an operation on the London underground network targeting drug users travelling to the popular Notting Hill Carnival.

    Johns was one of 206 people arrested for drugs possession in London over the British holiday weekend.

    A British Transport Police spokeswoman said in a statement late last night: "A man in his 30s was arrested and cautioned for possession of an ecstasy tablet following a routine police operation at Kings Cross underground station at 4.20pm on Sunday, 26th of August."

    Johns, who was forced out of the game in April by a recurring neck injury, has been holidaying in Europe and the UK.

    He and injured Brisbane Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer were guests at the Challenge Cup final between St Helens and Catalans at Wembley Stadium the day before his arrest.

    He had been in London for a few weeks and had accepted an invitation by former Newcastle Knight Billy Peden player to pass on his tactical and kicking knowledge at the Harlequins Rugby League Club.

    Johns has also been working with the Wallabies ahead of the World Cup.

    Johns' manager John Fordham did not return calls early today.
     
  2. fLIP

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  3. wombat76

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    The spin doctors will be busy today, and especially tonight !!!
     
  4. fLIP

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    I read a nickname for him this morning that was quite amusing.

    Joe E. Johns
     
  5. Matabele

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    Good to see the tip of the iceburg is finally exposed.

    Quite a risky chemical for someone with bi-polar disorder to be playing around with.
     
  6. The Gronk

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    He reckons someone put it in to his trouser pocket and he forgot it was there.

    Pull the other one.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Funny how his drug habit only becomes public AFTER his retirement.
     
  8. Garts

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    No surprise however I dont really care.

    At least he is no longer playing, however it could affect some of his endorsements etc!!!!
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    What is it with you and Bi Polar Matas???

    thats the 3rd or 4th time you have made a crack about it.
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Lucky there are no Bi-polar bears at Dubbo Zoo ;)
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Grow up Byso
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Bipolar is a very serious disease
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. And you'd think someone who suffers from it would be cautious about dropping Es, amongst a number of other recreational pursuits not conducive to management of the condition.
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    No **** Gronk?

    Yes Matas you are correct, So why do you keep using it to stick the knife in to Johns every time his name comes up?

    Who cares if he has it, it doesnt define him.
     
  15. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    :roll:

    Sorry guys I find anything regarding Joe E Johns difficult to be taken seriously.
     
  16. fLIP

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    Why are you so worried about it?
     
  17. Utility Player

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    His mum gave it to him.
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't define him but it is instructive and kept a secret for some reason.
     
  19. DSM5

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    You're right Fro, the drug use defines Johns, not the bi-polar stuff. But Mata is correct on his warning of its use with persons who have the diagnosis. Coming out of the team that was drugged up when they defeated us in 1997, the Johns boys have led a singly protected life from then to now. Happy to see him exposed at last.
     
  20. Matabele

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    His mum gave it to him.
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    Was he on his way to a press conference to annouce his availability for the Australian Rugby 7s side?
     

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