Good explanation bro.They waited for the courts to hand down their verdict. They don't get involved in anything police related until the courts have had their say.
As for Inglis and Bird, I think the weak former management had a bit to do it, and in those cases the players were never actually charged so again, it wasn't something that the courts could rule on.
Lui got hit pretty hard. Wasn't he out for over a year?
Not condoning whatever he did... But why has the NRL waited this long to do anything about it... It happened 6 months ago!!!
They had enough to go on to suspend him months ago. He had plead guilty back in May and they could have easily got hold of the ex-girlfriends witness statement. Instead he gets to play out the year and get a ring. The NRL could have easily have made a move. They did that to Russell Packer as well as Blake Ferguson. Both were suspended long before they had their day in court. Seems the sit and wait approach is only for the more successful and influential clubs.They waited for the courts to hand down their verdict. They don't get involved in anything police related until the courts have had their say.
He will be back next year. Why would lift their ban on him training with the team if they weren't preparing to allow him to sign a contract. The whole way the Roostres have handled the situation with him is a bullshit way of skirting the salary cap, if you ask me.Zane Tetevano also got the boot last season after being found guilty, he's apparently got a contract with manly for this year though.
Had they done nothing to auvaa they'd have been accused of all sorts of double standards, he'll be back at some point like lui and others before him. They still Havnt let Blake ferguson back in the NRL though.
I had a giggle bro,In no way do I condone what Auvaa had done, but people change after these types of episodes and turn into better men with more understanding around abuse issues. Bird glassed his missus then tried to get his mate to take the wrap and no matter what we think of him as a whinging Aussie he has been exemplary off the field, the same as Inglis ended up marrying the girl and is now the pinup boy of the NRL although has trouble recognising Kiwi players. I think we all at sometime have been filled with rage, jealousy, alcohol when younger and not been able to control emotions, I put my hand up....
i think hes only on minimum at the moment anyway. and i have to comment that now that its been through the courts and he has been sentenced that the NRL punishment sounds a lot like double jeopardy. I guess i would take my que from the wife - if shes still with him, then let him earn money within the NRL. If she dumped him (no more than he deserves) then fire his arse and let him go through the same process as all the rest in trying to get reinstated.They said on the radio this morning that he's still being paid while under suspension, I believe he should have been sacked and deregistered when and only when he can prove he has rehabilitated should the NRL look to register him again.
If I was charged for smacking my wife my employer would terminate me immediately...
And if had any one of my employees in the same position they'd be gone