Further punishment for Simon Dyson?
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/31/13
On Tuesday, we first showed you this rules violation by Simon Dyson, which was caught by a television viewer, then sent to the European Tour:

As a result, Dyson was disqualified from the BMW Masters and will likely miss out on the season-ending events on the European Tour.

Now, the European Tour's director of tour operations, David Garland, says that a three-person panel will be appointed to investigate the matter further under Section 3 of the tour's Code of Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedure:
If, at the conclusion of an investigation into an alleged breach of the Code by a Member, it is evident that a serious breach of the Code may have occurred, then a disciplinary hearing shall take place before an independent disciplinary panel.”

Under The European Tour regulations, the three person panel will comprise an independent lawyer, an ex-Member of the European Tour or current player on the European Senior Tour and an experienced sports administrator. The player in question will then be asked to appear before the Disciplinary Panel at a hearing that will be convened on at least 21 days’ notice to the player.

If, following the hearing, the panel decides that a breach of the Code has been established, it shall impose a sanction that it considers appropriate having regard to the circumstances. Such sanctions may range from a reprimand, a censure, a fine, a suspension of Membership, a suspension from participation in one or more tournaments or for a given period, or expulsion from The European Tour, or otherwise as the panel shall determine.
This could get very ugly and very expensive.

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H/T: U.K. Telegraph, Alasdair Reid

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