As of today, 1 December 2010, Premier team player, Xabier Castillo, has made the club aware of the circumstances surrounding his positive reading on a blood alcohol level test performed by the Ertzaintza (Basque Police) yesterday, 30 November, on a day in which the First Division team have their weekly day off.
The player expressed his repentance and remorse for said act placing himself at the Board of Directors’ disposal in order to assume the consequences that are appropriate in the application of the Club’s current code of conduct rules.
At today’s meeting, the Board of directors agreed to take disciplinary action against him and impose a sanction, the maximum, for committing such a serious misdemeanour. The player has accepted the imposition of the sanction that will come into effect immediately. Likewise the player expressed before the Board of Directors his desire for the Athletic Club members and fans to be informed of his complete regret and remorse for what had happened, he reiterated his firm commitment to comply with his inherent obligations as an Athletic Club player.
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