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Warriors superstar Reece Walsh pleads guilty to drug possession charge

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Warriors superstar fullback Reece Walsh has pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court to possessing cocaine.

Warriors superstar fullback Reece Walsh has pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court to possessing cocaine.

The 19-year-old father was arrested in the Surfers Paradise nightclub precinct in the early hours of September 26.

"I'm just really embarrassed and ashamed of what happened," Walsh said.

"I'll repay my family and friends and club and fans who all stuck by me."

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Walsh was on a night out partying with friends when police told him to move on.

Southport Magistrates Court today heard he was swearing at officers and walking in front of cars.

When he didn't leave, they arrested him and took him to Surfers Paradise police station.

During a pat-down, officers found a bag in his front pants pocket, containing what appeared to be cocaine.

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He was charged with possession of a prohibited substance.

The day after his arrest, Walsh fronted the public alongside Warriors CEO Cameron George.

"It's a mistake that I've made and I'm aware of that and I'm remorseful and I should never have done it," Walsh said at the time.

Walsh was fined $400 and placed on a nine-month good behaviour bond.

The magistrate warned Walsh that if he accepts the benefits of professional football, he must accept the responsibility that goes with it.

The court heard someone gave Walsh the drug and that he didn't buy it.

His court fine comes hot on the heels of the NRL fining him $5000 and giving him a two-game suspension.

"I'm going to work really hard and bounce back from this and make sure something like this never happens again," Walsh said.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/reece-walsh-nrl-star-pleads-guilty-to-drug-charge/cb8b84f8-bfd4-4c6b-bd34-12b17c2da530

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