Brumbies done for their wads of cash

johnboy 28 March 2011 8

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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8 Responses to Brumbies done for their wads of cash
KaptnKaos KaptnKaos 9:44 am 28 Mar 11

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

AG Canberra AG Canberra 9:50 am 28 Mar 11

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

John Moulis John Moulis 9:59 am 28 Mar 11

AG Canberra said :

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

Paul Hogan might be able to give them some advice.

p1 p1 10:09 am 28 Mar 11

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

dtc dtc 11:40 am 28 Mar 11

Surely they dont paid in cash?

johnboy johnboy 11:42 am 28 Mar 11

dtc said :

Surely they dont paid in cash?

Sounds like they do for invitational games.

Scrumpox Scrumpox 7:41 pm 28 Mar 11

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.

mcbj mcbj 10:36 pm 28 Mar 11

that is why it is called ‘ their purse’…

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