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Roosters punish sorry Walker

By Brent Read and Wayne Heming 03/05/2004 08:19:58 PM Comments (0)

Chris Walker was picking up the pieces of his rugby league career after being axed by Queensland and dropped by the Sydney Roosters following an early morning incident outside a Brisbane nightclub.

Police used capsicum spray to subdue Walker - in Brisbane for a camp with the Queensland squad - before he was taken to the city watchhouse and charged with assaulting police, obstructing police and being a public nuisance.

The QRL reacted quickly, axing Walker from the Maroons squad.

The Roosters also punished the 24-year-old, standing him down for this weekend, fining him 10 per cent of his salary and imposing a full alcohol ban for the remainder of the season.

A glassy-eyed Walker read a prepared statement at the Roosters' Bondi Junction headquarters, apologising for embarrassing his family, teammates and the club.

It's the second time in two years the ex-Maroons winger has been involved in an alcohol-fuelled incident - in 2002 he landed in hot water after a night on the town in Townsville.

The Roosters and Walker's manager Gavin Orr denied their charge had a drinking problem, however, he will seek counselling as part of his punishment.

"Firstly I wish to apologise for any embarrassment or hurt I may have caused my family, teammates, coaches, sponsors, fans and all involved in the game of rugby league." Walker said.

"I will defend these charges in court.

"I would never intentionally do anything to damage the club or the game.

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