George Rolls charged by FA over rules breaches

George Rolls chats to fans at a meeting
George Rolls chats to fans at a meeting
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The FA has revealed this afternoon it has charged George Rolls in relation with alleged breaches of its rules governing misconduct and betting.

The FA said Mr Rolls has been charged with the following offences:

Three breaches of FA Rule E3 – Misconduct relating to his conduct during the investigation of the alleged breaches of the Betting rules

974 breaches of FA Rule E8(a) – Betting - during the 2007-8 season

1,707 breaches of FA Rule E8(a) – Betting - during the 2008-9 season

392 breaches of FA Rule E8(a) – Betting - during the 2009-10 season.

Rule E3 states participants shall at all times act in the best interests of the game and shall not act in any manner which is improper or bring the game into disrepute.

Rule E8(a) states a match official, referee, coach or referee assessor shall not bet either directly or indirectly on the result, progress or conduct of any match or competition or any other matter concerning or relating to football sanctioned by the FA or the result, progress or conduct of any other match or competition in which he or she officiates.

Mr Rolls, who is acting chairman of Kettering Town, has denied the charges which will be dealt with by an independent Regulatory Commission on July 4.