Ronnie O'Sullivan has been fined £3,750 for his behaviour at a press conference at the China Open last March.
O'Sullivan, the 888.com world champion, was filmed making lewd remarks and the video was posted on the internet.
He has been docked the 700 ranking points he earned from the event and also fined the £2,750 prize money he received as a first round loser. A further £1,000 was added to the fine to cover legal costs.
However, we only know he was punished at all because his management company, 110sport, issued a statement.
There has been no such statement from World Snooker, who will now face allegations that they have attempted to cover the whole thing up.
The 110sport statement said: "Ronnie regrets what has happened and he has accepted his punishment.
"He realises he made a mistake in China, but he never intended to offend anyone. He wants to forget what happened and move forward.
"He has apologised to World Snooker, the promoter of the China Open, his fans and also to his sponsors.
"He is keen to get on with his career and continue demonstrating why he is regarded as the best player in the world."
I think many will share my view that though this incident was regrettable, it was something of a storm in a Chinese teacup.
Ronnie has since apologised and his contracts in China have not been affected.
The punishment is, in my view, about right.
But what I find incredible is that the governing body of snooker do not routinely announce the results of their disciplinary hearings as is standard practice in just about every other major sport.
What have they got to hide?