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News: Brett Stewart suspended, Manly fined

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>The NRL has suspended full-back Brett Stewart until round five of the competition and has fined his club Manly $100,000 after a meeting today.</p><p>Stewart was suspended under the player's code of conduct after he was charged last night over the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.</p><p>In a statement, NRL boss, David Gallop, said: "Brett could not have been in a more high profile position of trust for the game on the eve of season than he was last week and we believe he should have recognised the honour that he was given and the responsibility that went with it."</p><p>Manly had defied some public sentiment by refusing to stand down Stewart following the allegation.</p>

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    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    $100,000 fine - for what? Not bowing to the all-knowing idiot who would like to believe he is running the show. Gallop has provided zero leadership for years and now decides that this is the best policy. He has opened up a huge can of worms for the entire game. An unbelievable joke.
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    take him to court.
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    News: Manly Fined, Stewart Suspended

    The NRL has suspended full-back Brett Stewart until round five of the competition and has fined his club Manly $100,000 after a meeting today.<p>Stewart was suspended under the player's code of conduct after he was charged last night over the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.</p><p>In a statement, NRL boss, David Gallop, said: "Brett could not have been in a more high profile position of trust for the game on the eve of season than he was last week and we believe he should have recognised the honour that he was given and the responsibility that went with it."</p><p>Manly had defied some public sentiment by refusing to stand down Stewart following the allegation.</p>

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  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has been suspended for breach of the code of conduct rather than the allegations and court charge. In the end his behaviour has brought the game into disrepute is what the league will claim.

    This sets interesting legal precedent now as they will have to ensure that every breach is equally punished. Were Crockett and Lafranchi treated in the same way and suspended, why were those Bronco players allowed to play in the Semi final last year etc. Any drunk behaviour from anyone now must result in a suspension!!!!!
     

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