Wednesday 22 May 2013 

Warner Pleads Guilty, Fined For Abusive Tweets

Warner Pleads Guilty, Fined For Abusive Tweets
Warner Pleads Guilty, Fined For Abusive Tweets
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David Warner has been found guilty of breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour following a series of abusive tweets he sent and fined $5,750.

He pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing chaired by The Honourable Justice Gordon Lewis AM and was handed the maximum financial penalty allowed for a first offence under the Code of Behaviour.

"In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets last weekend," Warner said in a statement released to the media by CA.

"While I disagreed with the story and my image being used alongside the story, I could have chosen my words better and I apologise for any offence that my language may have caused. 

"I’ll continue to have honest conversations with all my followers and I will be mindful of the language I use in future."

The tweets, many of them containing foul language, were aimed at journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn.

Warner had been in India playing in the Indian Premier League 2013 for Delhi Daredevils and following their exit from the competition has now returned home.

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