The NRL has hit Cowboys star Valentine Holmes with a one-game ban and a $25,000 fine following his white powder scandal last month.
Holmes was drinking and uploaded a photo to his own social media holding a small bag containing white powder in his mouth.
The post was quickly deleted but not before a screenshot was taken and widely circulated, with Holmes the next day claiming it was a practical joke gone wrong.
Watch every match of The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Live on Kayo Sports. Starts THU 6 OCT 7:30PM AEDT. Join Kayo now and start streaming instantly >
“I am deeply sorry for the damaging affect my decisions have had on the club and my family,” Holmes said on Tuesday.
“My actions, while not illegal, were immature and irresponsible.
“I am determined to restore the confidence and trust of the club as well as our stakeholders, members and fans.”
Holmes was also fined by the Cowboys, however, the 28-year-old was still picked in Mal Meninga’s Kangaroos Pacific…