Bomber Thompson's House Raided by Police


#229

I think he was also charged with possession as well… presumably will get some sort of fine or community-based order for that?


#230

Yeah, that was my thoughts too.


#231

I have always admired the way Bomber played footy and the way he coached so I am glad to see these charges dismissed. I hope he straightens his life out. Go Bomber!!


#232

Cleared on intent to traffic charges, but looks like he’ll negotiate a plea bargain for possession, the penalty for which will be FA compared to what you’d get for trafficking.


#233

Are the footy radio stations a bit let down by this news?? After all, there’s less sensation to report now.


#234

First question I guess is, Has he stopped using?

If yes, the future might look a bit brighter.

If no, well, we have the example of Ben Cousins…

Such a good, straight, honest player. I can’t help thinking that under all the ■■■■ that’s happened, there’s still a good man. Let’s just hope he gets himself back under control.


#235

Drug use does not make someone a good or bad person. It’s arguably part of who they are, but it does not define them.


#236

Ermagod


#237

He was suffering big time while he was coaching us but I did not detect anything that would suggest he was using drugs at that time!


#238

$3500 fine

LOL justice served Victorian style


#239

What is your farking problem with this.

In my view, possession of drugs should not be a criminal matter.


#240

He wasn’t exactly caught with a single joint!


#241

Pretty much confirms he was NOT a dealer so the result is basically spot on and anyone that thinks or says he was dealing drugs is not thinking clearly IMO


#242

No it doesn’t, it confirm they believe they didn’t have enough evidence to convict him of being a dealer. Making it unlikely, but I think everybody would suggest that there is alway going to be an underlying chance he was. The whole bitcoin, dealing quantity can never be fully explained away.


#243

I think having the $3m in the bank from the Armstrong Creek sale also would basically render the argument that he was dealing for financial gain useless.


#244

Which in Australian law means he is innocent. Remember innocent until proven guilty. We are not subject to CAS (yet anyway)


#245

A criminal conviction was also recorded, which limits employment, volunteer work opportunities and foreign travel options, as well as harsher treatment in the event of any future brushes with the law . He is also obliged to undertake rehab and would probably be under some sort of surveillance , including the company he keeps.
A bit more than a simple monetary fine for possession.


#246

What a system where 481 eccies and a stash of ice can be considered as a quantity for personal use. And didn’t he claim he only ever used ice? So what were the pills for Bomber?


#247

It’s entirely possible he proved that the pills were the other dudes


#248

A CRN stays with you for life. He’s on the computer system now, you don’t have to go to jail to get one.