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Inglis: Wife pusher

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Greg Inglis avoids conviction over assault charge

    Melbourne Storm star Greg Inglis has escaped a conviction and been ordered to complete a diversion order after this morning accepting responsibility for an open-hand push on on-again, off-again partner Sally Robinson.

    Inglis had been facing charges of unlawful assault and recklessly causing injury to Ms Robinson after an incident at her home in August last year.

    However, the Sunshine Magistrates Court was this morning told the charge of recklessly causing injury had been dropped.

    Inglis's defence counsel Robert Richter, QC, said Inglis accepted the information provided in Ms Robinson's initial statement to police that he had pushed her onto the bed with an open hand after she had "got into [Inglis's] face."

    Ms Robinson appeared in court with Inglis, the couple holding hands at times. She had not been present at his three previous appearances.

    Magistrate Lionel Winton-Smith said he accepted the circumstances as put by the defence in regards to the assault and he ordered Inglis to also attend a men's behaviour change program and donate $3000 to a women's health organisation.

    There was no mention in court this morning of a claim made by Inglis's defence team last year that the 23-year-old had acted in self-defence in that he was protecting Ms Robinson from harming herself.

    Inglis's charge caused a media storm last year as he is widely regarded as the best player in the game, a view reinforced by his winning the Golden Boot award for the world's best player.

    He had become the face of the NRL after Brett Stewart's fall from grace following a drunken pre-season club function and an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl.

    He was stood down by the Melbourne Storm for two games but returned in time for the team's charge through the finals and the grand final win against Parramatta, claiming his second premiership ring with the club. He also played a significant part in Australia's successful Four Nations campaign last year.

    Mr Richter told the court that Ms Robinson said in her initial statement to police that she had not been hurt by the push and did not want action taken against Inglis.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Kerin Moloney said outside court that police treated any incident of domestic violence seriously and would continue to pursue cases vigorously whether the alleged victim wanted that course of action or not.

    Inglis did not answer questions outside court, but Storm acting chief executive Matt Hanson read a prepared statement.

    "[The Storm] understands why Greg accepted the diversion order today. The club will continue to offer counselling services for both Sally and Greg," Hanson said.

    "This has obviously been an extremely difficult time for Sally and Greg and again we accept their right to privacy in this intensely private matter."
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So he was found guilty but no conviction recorded ?? In that case shouldn't Kneejerk Gallop be handing out another 2 week suspension for Inglis to bring it into line with the 4 weeks he slapped on Brett Stewart for breaching the haphazardly applied NRL Code of Conduct.
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hmmm, fair question. Also, he claimed self defence last year but apparently nothing was said about that in court, does that mean he was not honest in raising those claims...?
    Very unsavoury affair, Inglis will be pleased to put it behind him no doubt.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does anyone else find it Ironic, that melbourne has a suburb called "sunshine"
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It's called wishful thinking.
     
  6. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    amazing (well i guess not really when you think about it), how little coverage this received compared to Bird / or had it been anyone else from a non media owned team
     
  7. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    The brett stewart case has exhausted anything relating to any sex allegations that's why they're all getting off.
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    would go and buy a Stella greg inglis

    I dont give a flying what the court says

    i hate women bashers
    they are the lowest of the low.

    Anyone who lays a hand in anger on a woman is scum end of story and that includes a push.
     
  9. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Well she shouldn't have stopped rowing :)
     

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