28 March 2011

Brumbies done for their wads of cash

| johnboy
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The Sydney Morning Herald has the somewhat alarming news that Brumbies stars Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley Cooper have been fined by the Australian Federal Police for not declaring the cash rolls of $20,000 they were trying to bring into the country after the Barbarians game last year:

Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Drew Mitchell were investigated by the AFP after not declaring more than $60,000 in cash to Customs when they returned to Sydney following the Wallabies’ end-of-season tour last December. The money was earned when the trio played for the Barbarians at the end of the northern hemisphere tour. The players said they had forgotten to declare the money, and were fined $220 each by the AFP.

Apparently the ARU considers the matter closed.

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that is why it is called ‘ their purse’…

Make the most of it Gits and Two Dads – you won’t get picked again for the Baa-Baas after your form this year in the blue & gold. Hope you earn wads of cash in 2012 because you won’t have any trophies in the cabinet.

dtc said :

Surely they dont paid in cash?

Sounds like they do for invitational games.

Surely they dont paid in cash?

This is just the football equivalent of sparkies or plumbers doing a “cashie” on a weekend….

AG Canberra said :

I wonder if the ATO considers the matter ‘closed’?

Paul Hogan might be able to give them some advice.

I wonder if the ATO considers the matter ‘closed’?

AFP had better be careful, they could end up sacked if they upset the “senior” players group.

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