Stewards on 14 November 2012 conducted an Inquiry into comments that were posted on the website ‘Aussie Greyhound Forum’ on 21 September 2012, regarding members of the Racing and Disciplinary Board (RADB) and the Integrity Department of GRV.
Stewards heard evidence from Mr. M Bowerman.
After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr Bowerman with a breach of GAR86 (q) in that he did post information online which in the opinion of Stewards was detrimental to the interest and image of Greyhound Racing.
Mr. Bowerman pleaded guilty to the charge.
Stewards found Mr. Bowerman guilty as charged. After taking into consideration his guilty plea and the remorse he showed for the comments he posted; Stewards suspended Mr. Bowerman’s licence for a period of six (6) months, with three (3) months wholly suspended for six (6) months, effective midnight 14 November 2012.