League footballer Mitch Nichols charged over drug possession

Frederick Owens
May 17, 2017

The use of illegal drugs has hit football's A-league competition with Western Sydney Wanderers star and former Socceroo Mitch Nichols charged with possession of cocaine at a Sydney nightclub.

News Corp reported that police allegedly found three resealable plastic bags containing about 1.1 grams of a white powder which they believed to be cocaine.

He was widely named in local media as Nichols, who was released by Western Sydney Wanderers last week, with video footage circulating of the raid and the player being questioned.

Nichols could be charged by FFA with "bringing the game into disrepute" and banned, though will be given the right to a fair hearing.

Nichols' team the Western Sydney Wanderers were eliminated this year in the first round of play-offs.

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Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the FFA for comment.

Then Kiwis pair Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor were arrested over allegations they had used cocaine outside a Canberra nightclub following the Anzac Test.

A former Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory player, Nichols struggled for form this past season but was believed to be keen to try his luck in Europe.

Hearfield was found to have contravened the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) code of conduct, and left the Mariners.

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