Three Scottish Players (Including Garry O’Connor) Arrested After Being Caught With Cocaine

Chris Wright

17th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

Former Birmingham, Hibs and Scotland striker Garry O’Connor has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine after being caught by police with a pouch of white powder in a car park in Edinburgh during the wee small hours of Saturday morning.

O’Connor, who is without a club after being released by Barnsley a few weeks ago (though he has trained with Celtic since), was later released without charge pending further investigation.

In a separate incident, two Hearts players, Ian Black and Robert Ogleby, were also collared by police after being found with baggies of Colombian marching powder on their person in a nightclub toilet the following evening.


Scottish football just seems to be lurching from one entirely avoidable disaster to the next.