‘The reality is I am an addict’ – Hamilton Academical manager opens up on gambling problem

20 January 2020 01:59
• Brian Rice reports himself to Scottish FA for breach over betting• SFA to consider sanctions on 30 JanuaryThe head coach of Hamilton Academical, Brian Rice, has reported himself to the Scottish FA for a breach of their betting rules and admitted a lapse in his recovery from a gambling addiction. The SFA has charged Rice for bets placed on football – which is prohibited – between July 2015 and October 2019.Rice and the Scottish Premiership club’s chief executive Colin McGowan took the highly unusual step of issuing detailed statements as news of the charges emerged. Hamilton have vowed to fully support Rice, who was appointed as their manager last January. Prior to that, the 56-year-old was the assistant manager at Inverness and St Mirren. Related: Politicians must take their share of blame for growth in football betting | David Conn Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian