Record fine received by Gerwyn Price for behaviour during Grand Slam halved after appeal
Gerwyn Price's record fine for behaviour during the Grand Slam final has been halved after an appeal, it has been revealed.
Price was fined a total of £21,500 and imposed a suspension of 3 months after the committee found that he had brought the sport into disrepute; with his actions during his Grand Slam of Darts ties against Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson last November.
This was a record fine imposed by the DRA (Darts Regulation Authority); on 17th July the Appeals Committee delivered their verdict on the appeal after convening a committee comprising of three independent members.
In conclusion, they rejected his appeal as they 'found that many of the grounds of the appeal were completely without merit'; as well as 'contradicted by the papers in the case'. Despite that though there was good news for Price.
One of the counts was reduced from £8,000 to £4,000 and on count 2 it went from £12,000 to £6,000 meaning a total of £10,000 with the others remaining unchanged as seen below:
The sanctions as revised by the Appeals Committee are:
1. For Bringing the game into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Quarter Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £4,000;
2. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £6,000;
3. Mr Price will also be suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanction events for a period of 3 months. This will be suspended for a period of 6 months until 11 July 2019 (this suspension has now expired); and,
4. For the inappropriate posts on social media Mr Price is to pay a fine of £1,500 and warned as to his future behaviour.
On 5th August 2019 the Appeals Committee ruled that Mr Price is to pay a total of £2,325.24 towards the costs of the appeal process.