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Leon Reid charged with drugs, firearms and money laundering offences

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  • He's deactivated his Twitter account too.

    https://www.swrocu.police.uk/news/2021/04/men-charged-with-drugs-firearms-and-money-laundering-offences/

    Leon Reid, 26 (dob 26/07/94), Longmead Terrace, Bath
    Conspiracy to supply class A (cocaine), permitting premises to be used in the production of class A (crack cocaine), concealing criminal property, and acquiring criminal property.




  • Insane. Even if he's somehow innocent of all charges I can't see his career recovering.




  • Such a shame. I heard an interview with him on Second Captains and he seemed like a nice and genuine guy who had been given a tough hand in life but had done well for himself

    Really disappointing he has fallen into crime




  • His life will change big time from here on and not for the better. Like all criminals who get caught there will be no sympathy.




  • deisedude wrote: »
    Such a shame. I heard an interview with him on Second Captains and he seemed like a nice and genuine guy who had been given a tough hand in life but had done well for himself

    Really disappointing he has fallen into crime

    You could probably say the same about Daniel Kinihan.


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  • His life will change big time from here on and not for the better. Like all criminals who get caught there will be no sympathy.




  • I love the way the Guardian headlines it as "Irish sprinter..." but in the same article a "British high jumper.." has a medal upgrade..

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/07/irish-sprinter-leon-reid-charged-with-conspiracy-to-supply-cocaine




  • No further reports from this 12th of May court appearance?




  • "His life will change" - he gets zero funding for running; it prolly costs him money to try and get to Olympics. Athletes get none of the breaks that male and female GAA and Ruby folks get

    Almost shocked that more folks don't resort to criminality tbh




  • "His life will change" - he gets zero funding for running
    As an elite athlete, he got €20,000 in direct funding from Sport Ireland in 2020. Lets not pretend he was some destitute, down-on-his-luck lad forced into a life of crime against his will.

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  • "His life will change" - he gets zero funding for running; it prolly costs him money to try and get to Olympics. Athletes get none of the breaks that male and female GAA and Ruby folks get

    Almost shocked that more folks don't resort to criminality tbh

    If that was the case, then Irish athletics and indeed most other sports would be full of criminals.




  • On this - am all for the grandparent rule and so on - but am surprised that an athlete who has never lived in Ireland would get that quantum of stipend from Athletics Ireland?




  • Tombo2001 wrote: »
    On this - am all for the grandparent rule and so on - but am surprised that an athlete who has never lived in Ireland would get that quantum of stipend from Athletics Ireland?

    His birth and adopted Mother are both from Ireland (Belfast and Waterford) At least that is my understanding.




  • His birth and adopted Mother are both from Ireland (Belfast and Waterford) At least that is my understanding.

    I get that, and I amnt questioning that.

    I've no problem with him or any other oveseas athlete representing Ireland - however its the funding piece.

    For example - a local athlete that receives that funding could be part of a local club.

    By comparison, the GAA are really really good at getting the county stars to 'give back' to the club, to give coaching sessions, to interact with the junior players and so on......

    Its a very powerful narrative to be able to say 'this star player did the same training on the same track with the same coach that you are now doing, back when they were 12 years old'.




  • Tombo2001 wrote: »
    On this - am all for the grandparent rule and so on - but am surprised that an athlete who has never lived in Ireland would get that quantum of stipend from Athletics Ireland?

    We've had athlete's living in Northern Ireland receiving UK gov. support while representing Ireland. Boxers in particular and probably some track athletes also.

    Pro cyclists have also been grant aided to participate in Olympic races. I have no idea how much time Nicholas Roche, Dan Martin or others have spent in Ireland through out their lives.


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