The club has investigated the circumstances surrounding a tweet sent during Saturday night’s match against Canberra.
The account in Robert’s name was set up by a Brisbane-based cousin who has confirmed this to Cowboys officials this morning.
Robert’s cousin revealed he had inadvertently tweeted on the player’s account during the match instead of his own account which he was also using on Saturday night.
A check of his cousin’s account found that he did tweet about betting on a 13-plus margin in the Cowboys v Raiders match.
Robert is adamant he did not tweet on Saturday night and does not bet on football.
The Cowboys have now deleted Robert’s Twitter account and cautioned his cousin regarding the incident.
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