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Wacky Tawake Busted DUI

By Kramer - 31 July 2007 24

The ABC reports Brumbies big man Jone Tawake was busted for DUI yesterday morning. He was travelling from Sydney to Canberra following a big night of celebrations after his Sydney Uni team smashed Easts in the NSW Rugby Grand Final, and blew 0.06.

So once again a high profile sportsman is busted. It looks like the Brumbies/ACTRU may make an example of him. Personally, I think he should be pardoned, due to his relatively low blood alcohol level, the fact that it was the morning after (and not the evening of), and primarily due to his services to rugby.

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VicePope 4:09 pm 05 Aug 07

Jone Tawake is a really good footballer who has the same effect on the field as using abowling ball when your opponent has chess pieces. Good to watch. When interviewed, clearly a thoughtful and somewhat quiet and retiring bloke.

He is still charged with doing a bad thing, and he has to wear the cost (whatever fine and/or suspension is necessary from the court and some grief from his rugby management). Footballers aren’t exempt from the law or discipline, though it’s silly to consider them as role models. I doubt whether Jone will make a mistake like this again and hope that he goes on playing locally for as long as he is fit and willing to do so.

mutley 4:08 pm 01 Aug 07

As if you’d lose your clearance for a base-range PCA!

caf 4:04 pm 01 Aug 07

I think you’d be pretty unlucky to lose your clearance, unless it was something showing dishonesty (eg fraud).

Thumper 3:31 pm 01 Aug 07

Do you reckon he’s got a security clearance?

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