The brother of NRL star admits that he is an ‘idiot’ while being caught with four bags of cocaine – after being banished from footy because of blemish against ‘gay referees’ and accused of posting THAT photo of Todd Carney
- Grayson Jarvis Goodwin, 30, was caught possession of cocaine at the end of last year
- The son of NRL legend “Lord Ted” Goodwin admitted to a court that he was an “idiot”
- After the police persuaded him, they searched his car, to which he replied: “F ** k”
- The father of two made the headlines for a “gay blemish” that he posted on Twitter in 2014
- NSW rugby league handed Goodwin an unprecedented ban of 26 weeks for the lie
The troubled brother of an NRL star was beaten by a magistrate after being in possession of four bags of cocaine.
Grayson Jarvis Goodwin, 30, walked in front of Waverley Local Court on Wednesday and was charged with drug possession after police discovered that he had hidden four bags of cocaine in his Mazda 3 last October.
Goodwin, a one-time rugby league prodigy, made headlines for the first time in 2014 when he posted on Twitter during an NRL game: “Gay referees are not allowed to refer (referee).”
The son of St George Illawarra legend “Lord Ted” Goodwin and brother of the current NRL star Bryson was hit with a 26-week ban on his comments, despite the fact that his friend had hacked his phone.
Only weeks later, Goodwin was in the headlines again and was blamed for leaking a photo of NRL star Todd Carney drinking his own urine. Another mate finally took the blame.
But Goodwin did not contest the drug charges against him in a Sydney court on Wednesday and agreed with a magistrate that he was an “idiot” because he had drugs near his two young children.
Grayson Jarvis Goodwin (photo), 30, stood in front of Waverley Local Court on Wednesday for drug possession after police discovered that he had hidden four bags of cocaine in his Mazda 3 last October.
Goodwin (left, pictured with captain Adam Reynolds from South Sydney Rabbitoh) first made headlines in 2014 when he posted on Twitter: “Gay referees are not allowed to refer (referee)”
Goodwin was once in the headlines after being blamed for leaking a photo of NRL star Todd Carney drinking his own urine
The Goodwin court chief was not caught with cocaine until he was persuaded when he was seen on a Friday afternoon in Matraville, southeast Sydney, with his cell phone while driving through Matraville.
Legal papers reveal that the failed prodigy had stopped in a red light when the police noticed him “to look on his lap and look up quickly.”
After being persuaded, Goodwin was asked if he had drunk or used drugs, to which he replied, “No friend, I can tell you when my last party was, it was Thursday.”
When an officer asked him if he had a “drug of choice” during the party, he immediately replied “Cocaine.”
According to court documents, the two officers then returned to their car and carried out checks on Goodwin, “which led to information regarding the drug supply.”
The officers then returned to the Mazda 3, driven by Goodwin, and told him about their plans to search his car, to which he replied: “F ** k.”
“Are we going to find something?” an officer asked.
“Yes, I have four bags (cocaine) there,” Goodwin replied.
During a hearing on Wednesday, Magistrate Allison Hawkins asked Goodwin’s lawyer, Hayden Woolf, to ask his client why he had bought the drugs.
Grayson Goodwin (right) is the son of St George Illawarra legend ‘Lord Ted’ Goodwin (left)
Goodwin (left) is the brother of the recently returned player from South Sydney Bryson Goodwin (right)
“I was an idiot,” Goodwin replied.
Magistrate Hawkins threw him because he took care of his need for drugs over and above the need for his two young children.
“You are a criminal by standing in front of this court,” Magistrate Hawkins said.
‘You have clearly seen that I have a very vague view of the fact that you choose to take illegal drugs and make yourself a criminal if you have two young children to look after.
“Can you imagine a situation where these bags fall into the hands of your young children?”
She said she was concerned that Goodwin “had a drug problem” but took into account his rather good criminal record.
The baggage handler at Sydney airport escaped the conviction and received an 18-month good deal of behavior.