Bowden apologises for drink-driving incident

Hull FC star Josh Bowden has said sorry to those he feels he has let down following his drink-driving over the Christmas period.

The 24 year-old was banned for 20 months after pleading guilty at Hull Magistrates Court this week, in which he was caught on Christmas Day being more than double over the legal driving limit. 

Following the verdict, Bowden has accepted responsbility for what has happened and understands now of the importance of setting an example as a prominent sports figure in Hull.

“I accept the consequences of my actions, which I understand were unacceptable and have let a lot of people down,” Bowden told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I understand I have responsibilities as a professional sportsman and apologise for my behaviour, but accept this does not excuse my actions.”

The prop forward is adamant that this was a huge mistake in his life that will never happen again and now wants to concentrate on playing rugby league in the new season. 

“I have acted irresponsibly and must now face the repercussions,” he said.

“This kind of behaviour is out of character for me and has left me deeply embarrassed, it is a mistake that will not happen again. I would like to thank those who have offered me support and apologise once again to everyone who I have let down with my actions.”

Bowden was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £50.

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