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Disciplinary Outcome | Lewis Horner

Friday, 26 May 2017


A Disciplinary Tribunal convened on 25 May in accordance with the Judicial Panel Protocol to consider the following case:

Alleged Party in Breach:
Lewis Horner (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

Disciplinary Rules allegedly breached:

Disciplinary Rule 22: In that between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012, both dates inclusive, you placed bets upon football matches in contravention of Disciplinary Rule 22 of the Scottish FA’s Disciplinary Rules for Season 2011 / 2012 in that:

i) You placed a total of 12 bets upon football matches; and/or

ii) That of those 12 bets placed upon football matches two accumulator bets were placed both of which featured bets placed against your own club.

Disciplinary Rule 31: In that between 1 July 2016 and 1 May 2017, both dates inclusive, you placed bets upon football matches in contravention of Disciplinary Rule 31 of the Scottish FA’s Disciplinary Rules for Season 2016/ 2017 in that:

You placed a total of 343 bets upon football matches; and/or

That of those 343 bets placed upon football matches 1 accumulator bet was placed which featured a bet placed against a team from your own club.

Outcome:

Charge 1 - Breach of Disciplinary Rule 22 – Admitted.

Charge 2 - Breach of Disciplinary Rule 31 – Admitted.

Sanction:

Charge 1 – Censure

Charge 2 – An eight match suspension was applied but will take effect only in the event that Lewis Horner fails to comply with any of the following conditions. Those conditions are that:

1.    Lewis Horner does not  breach  Disciplinary Rule 31, or any other Disciplinary Rule of the Scottish FA relating to gambling upon football, at any time prior to 30 November 2018; and that   
2.    Lewis Horner attends for treatment, support or counselling at NECA Gambling Services, or another organisation providing similar services, for a minimum period of one year from 1 June 2017, and that he cooperates with such services as they determine to be appropriate; and that
3.    Lewis Horner produces to the Tribunal on 30 November 2017, and thereafter also upon 31 May 2018, a report from the organisation that he has been attending with in compliance with condition 2, confirming both his attendance, and also his co-operation with their services.


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