Ex-NRL player fined over cocaine charges

Jamie McKinnell

Former Gold Coast Titan Jamie Dowling has been fined $500 and ordered to do 200 hours community service after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the NRL's drug scandal.

Dowling, 25, was also given two years' probation when he was sentenced for possessing and supplying cocaine in the Southport District Court on Monday.

It comes after his former teammate Joe Vickery, who pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, was fined $1000 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service last week.

The players were two of several current and former Gold Coast Titans arrested following a Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into a cocaine trafficking ring in the state.

Dave Taylor has also pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and is due to be sentenced in November when he returns from France where he is currently playing.