NEWCASTLE Knight Willie Mason has apologised to his fans after news broke he will face a drink-driving charge in court next month.
A police spokeswoman said that a 33-year-old man from Charlestown was stopped for a random breathtest where he gave a reading of 0.09.
He was issued a court attendance notice for mid-range drink-driving and will face Newcastle Local Court on February 20.
The Knights issued a statement saying Mason failed the test on his way to training.
Mason took to his Twitter account on Monday afternoon to apologise.
Jus want 2 say sorry to everyone. I take full responsibility it was bad judgment. I thought I was fine 2 drive. Obviously not.sorry again.— Willie Mason (@mase21) January 27, 2014
"Jus (sic) want 2 say sorry to everyone," he wrote.
"I take full responsibility it was bad judgment. I thought I was fine 2 drive.
"Obviously not. Sorry again."
The club declined to make any further comment.