Bernard Tomic has been forced to withdraw from the SAP Open in San Jose to attend a court hearing on February 14 over three tickets he’s received from police after being accused of breaking the terms of his special license.
Initially the tournament organisers had said that Bernie had withdrawn with a leg injury despite the fact he’s playing Davis Cup next weekend. His reason for withdrawal was then changed to ‘personal reasons’.
Since his Australia Day show down with police that involved a very mature move from Tomic – locking himself in his house and hiding – Tomic has been hit with 2 more traffic charges.
In a swift move to maybe end his issues and try to look like he’s making responsible decisions when he comes in front of the judge Tomic has announced that he’s selling the car that got him in trouble.
“I wish to move forward from this and use it as part of my learning experience, so I’ve decided to sell my BMW.
I’ll put my dream car on hold for a while and in the next few years I’ll look again and hopefully I will be able to find a similar car. I hope the next owner will enjoy it as much as I have.”
Tomic desperately needs a PR agent because the use of the word ‘enjoy’ almost sounds like a confirmation of hooning allegations.
The charges against Tomic carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Realistically Tomic’s going to get a slap on the wrist because of who he is, even Tomic’s lawyer is unconcerned calling the charges “little more than a storm in a tea cup.”