Tim Simona de-registered for betting on NRL Games and ripping off charities

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    NRL statement on Tim Simona


    Fri 17 Feb, 2017, 1:56pm
    Media Release, NRL


    The NRL today issued a notice of intention to cancel the registration of Wests Tigers player Tim Simona.

    The notice relates to alleged breaches of the rules relating to gambling on NRL matches.

    Simona will now be prohibited from training or playing with the club until the matter is finalised.

    He will be given a chance to respond to the allegations before a final determination is made.

    The NRL will not be commenting further until the matter is resolved.


    http://www.nrl.com/nrl-statement-on-tim-simona/tabid/10874/newsid/103848/default.aspx
     
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    Tim Simona faces fresh allegations over betting on Wests Tigers games


    News Corp Australia
    An hour ago


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    THE NRL is still waiting for a response from Wests Tigers star Tim Simona, who faces the prospect of a life ban if found guilty of allegations he arranged for bets to be placed on opposition players.

    The NRL dropped a betting bombshell last week when they issued Simona with a notice of intention to cancel his registration.

    The Tigers centre was alleged to have placed a string of minor bets — including being the first tryscorer and scoring multiple tries in a game — during a betting spree last season.

    It has also been alleged he used someone else’s account to place bets on opposition players he was marking to score tries.

    League sources on Thursday morning confirmed the allegations in a Fairfax Media report but said the NRL was still waiting for the 25-year-old Samoan international to officially respond to head office.

    The Daily Telegraph revealed the original claims on Friday, including that Simona’s exotic bets were placed with a leading corporate bookmaker during last season.

    Tim Simona looks dejected after defeat in the round 24 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Wests Tigers.

    There were numerous small bets, in a lot of cases as little as $10, and in an account understood to be not in Simona’s name.

    NSW Police are not yet involved but the NRL Integrity Unit could hand over any findings and evidence once Simona has fronted the panel.

    In a statement last week, the NRL said Simona would take no further part in the Tigers’ preseason preparations until the matter was sorted.

    “The notice relates to alleged breaches of the rules relating to gambling on NRL matches,” the statement read.

    “Simona will now be prohibited from training or playing with the club until the matter is finalised.

    “He will be given a chance to respond to the allegations before a final determination is made.’’

    It is understood the NRL received a tip-off informing them of Simona’s betting activity.


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...s/news-story/547970c87beda69c49bb5f163b6fec35
     
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    ryan.berger.56 Steve Simpson

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    Unlucky bud, kudos for trying but haha
    Would've been sweet if he got off :lol:
     
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    Don't they earn enough money?
     
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    ryan.berger.56 Steve Simpson

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    Good on him for trying but lol
    I don't think a player should bet against themselves or their team. It betting on yourself or your own team should be fine, he has some inside info why can't he use it? As long as there's no match fixing it's all good in my eyes
     
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    He has been de-registered, The NRL found him guilty of the following offences

    - Breached the NRL rules by betting on Rugby League matches

    - Bet on opposition players scoring – and against his team winning

    - Sold Rugby League jerseys through online auctions without passing on the full proceeds to the nominated charities

    - Been untruthful in his interviews with the Integrity Unit


    http://www.nrl.com/tim-simona-deregistered/tabid/10874/newsid/104474/default.aspx

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/03/10/wests_tigers_stateme.html
     
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