West Brom boss Mowbray tightlipped over Bednar situation

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray is tightlipped over Roman Bednar's situation.

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray is tightlipped over Roman Bednar's situation.

The Birmingham Mail says police were yesterday investigating after West Bromwich Albion striker Bednar was allegedly caught on camera buying cocaine.

Mowbray said: “Until we can get to the bottom of it Roman will be suspended – I think that’s all we should say for the moment.”

He added: “I condemn drugs, end of story, but I don’t want to get drawn on it, really. I don’t think it’s pertinent that I discuss and get into it today. I don’t know what a drug is - I haven’t got a clue.”

Later Bednar apologised for bringing “negative publicity” to the club.

“I am sorry and deeply regretful for the stories that have emerged in the press today and the embarrassment and negative publicity it has brought to the directors, players and staff of West Bromwich Albion football club and all the supporters,” he said.

“My biggest disappointment today is of the team’s relegation to the Championship and I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to help the club regain promotion next season.”

Bednar’s agent David Travnicek added: “I have already met with Roman and we discussed the situation, which is very serious.

“I will be discussing his future with the club’s representatives.”