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Makes Me Sick

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, May 24, 2006.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Booted out

    By JOSH MASSOUD

    May 24, 2006

    SHARKS rugby league star Tevita Latuv last night paid the ultimate price for allegedly punching a teenage girl in the face – his football career.

    Latu was sacked by the Sharks after a 10-minute board meeting unanimously determined his two-year deal be torn up.

    The Kiwi International's sacking came on the same day he was charged with assault after 19-year-old Brooke Peninton suffered a broken nose during an incident on Monday.

    Emerging from the meeting outside Cronulla Leagues club, Latu declined to publicly apologise to Ms Peninton on advise of his barrister.

    "I just wanted to say sorry to my team mates for letting them down," he told reporters.



    "I don't kknow what the future holds for me."

    Cronulla's move effectively de-registers Latu from playing rugby league in Australia.

    The NRL last night said it would refuse to re-register him "for an extended period", but it is understood only extraordinary circumstances will convince the league to welcome him back.

    Latu is the third player to be banned by the NRL, after Julian O'Neill and Dane Tilse.

    His chances of resuming his career overseas also appear to be over because of an

    agreement between international league bodiesto acknowledge bans world-wide.

    Sharks CEO Greg Pirece yesterday agreed to compensate Ms peninton for her medical expenses and loss of earnings.

    Latu will face Sutherland Local Court on June 15 charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is where the law is an ass. He can apologise to his team mates but not to the victim.

    We may not hear the full story - whether he propositioned her, made unwelcome advances or whether she did something to upset him. However the action of the club and league indicates he is certainly culpable yet he can't bring himsellf to say sorry. Pathetic!!!!
     
  3. Guest

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    Congratulations must be given to sharks management for taking to right decision so promtly.

    He is in illustrious company with Tilse and O'Neil.

    It is a pity the bulldogs management don't act in the same manner.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Apparently the girl was stalking him , not that its right for him to whack her, maybe that is why no appology to her was forthcoming, a post from napper on wss below


     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Linda and I saw this last night and were both disgusted. A despicable and low act!
     
  6. clontaago

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    Never hit a woman. Plain and simple. I can see how frustratng it would have been, he should have just pissed on her.
     
  7. The Wheel

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    I saw a photo of her on the news at some bikini parade. I would have just drilled then sent her packing
     
  8. Nutzcraw

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    The story goes she was with a not so well known bulldogs player outside the BP.. she was mentioning how the sharks had been beaten earlier that day and then Latu began throwing chips at her... she had enough walked over and got up him then pushed him and latu went "crack"...
     
  9. DSM5

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    I think it's a bit rough to be thrown out of the game for common assault. Seems to me I read a few years ago that one of our illustrious and favourite sons was out belting his ex at Double bay and also whacked an ABC journo at the same time. No ripping up his contract. Do you get sacked if caught belting a bloke? No, seems sexist to me. Apologise, cop the time or the cost and get on with it.
     
  10. Nutzcraw

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    I don't think the club booted him out for the act as such... it's the dragging down of the clubs "brand" that would be ****ting them off.... i can't blame them really.

    I don't know how many clubs would want to have "girl basher" banners spread all over their home ground by supporters... especially infront of sponsors and what not.
     
  11. earl

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    i would have hit her , definately just in a different way.
    Sexy little thing.
     
  12. Cameron

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    hehhe
    i remember at school we used to talk about the 3 fs
    Find em
    F##K em
    Forget em

    that would have been my advice to Latu
     
  13. Matabele

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    Interesting to see what would have been done with Latu if he were one of the rat pack of up and coming superstars hey?

    I wonder if it would have been all hushed up and swept under the carpet like it was for a few "superstars" of Bulldog persuasion in Coffs Harbour?

    After all, you can't tarnish your most marketable players and adversly affect the bottom line, can you?
     
  14. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    some do get away with it

    look at the repeat offender groper gower

    they have double standards and lesser players do get made scapegoats
    Daniel Tilse from canberra is a perfect example when the knaughts sacked him
     
  15. Nutzcraw

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    I think your right mata!!

    Did anyone see how Matt Utai has a contrary conduct charge for throwing one punch in the blew on sunday??

    SBW started the bloody fight threw about a dozen punches and is right to go!! :~? :~?
     
  16. ants

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    She reminded me of Garts' avatar!!! :blush:
     
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    I heard that he hit her because she refused to wear a sheepskin rug.
     
  18. Garts

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    thats because he ran to join in a fight that was already in progress therefore inflaming the situation more.
     
  19. Nutzcraw

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    Yeah i know the situation.. still smells of bull**** to me though
     
  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Any suspension for a fight in handbag game rubbish for me.

    Let them fly !
     

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