Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor are amongst the players to have been punished by the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) this year, after they released their case hearing and fine list for 2017 earlier this week.
The DRA are a not-for-profit regulatory body that aim to ensure good governance and integrity within the sport of darts; specifically the PDC and PDPA. They enforce rules and regulations and possess the authority to discipline players if they are seen to be bringing the game into disrepute.
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor are the most high-profile stars to appear on the list for differing acts of misconduct. Van Gerwen was fined £500 and given a formal warning for an altercation and pushing which led to a player colliding with a table at a Players Championship event in April of this year.
Meanwhile, Taylor was handed a £350 fine in February this year for inappropriate language live on TV. The incident took place in December 2016 during last year’s World Championship, when the 16-time world champion swore during his post-match interview live on Sky Sports.
Elsewhere, a £2,000 fine was imposed upon UK Open finalist Gerwyn Price; he was issued with a formal warning after an exchange with David Pallett in August, whilst the most bizarre incident of all saw Rowby-John Rodriguez suspended for two Players Championship events and fined £1,000 after urinating in public outside a venue.
The full list of hearings and fines can be found via the following link: 2017 DRA Hearings
Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
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