The pair, who were charged after being arrested with a small
quantity of the drug at a horse racing meeting last month, were
given six-month good behavior bonds but did not have a
"Both Sara and I take full responsibility for the consequences
that we are both in, here today," Huegill told reporters after
the hearing. "We recognize with our actions there will be
consequences and we will have to deal with those.
"The last couple of weeks of our lives have been some of the
"Stressful for our families, stressful for our friends and
stressful for our business associates.
"We have let down a lot of people, those who supported us and
"That's the part that hurts us the most."
Huegill, who won a medley relay silver and a 100 meters
butterfly bronze for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics,
retired from the pool after the 2004 Athens Games.
He battled depression, weight and alcohol problems before making
a highly publicized comeback in 2008.
A former 50m butterfly world record holder, he won golds at the
2010 Commonwealth Games and took a world championship bronze in
Shanghai the following year before quitting the pool again after
failing to qualify for the 2012 London Games.
(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Peter
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