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Robert Lui Banned for season.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    For assaulting his wife.


    http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/blog/robert-lui-banned-for-season/20120411-g1xm.html


    still not long enough IMO.
     
  2. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree Napper. Should of been a lot longer. Drug cheats having gotten more of a ban than this.
     
  3. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Snake got a few weeks for having a few beers and an imaginary rape. This clown is guilty. It should be a life ban. **** him!
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Isaac Gordon who also pleaded guilty to asaulting his girlfriend is banned til round 10.

    The NRL hasn't got the balls to do anything. If they ban someone long-term then they've set a precedent so anyone else including the big names would also have to be banned.
     
  5. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Exactly theyre both guilty of the same offence. Ban them both for life.
     
  6. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Cowboys should be fined for signing the grub.
     
  7. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They should both be sent to Women's Shelters to see the irrevocable damage their behaviour causes.

    Counselling the perpetrator is pathetic, its what validates their behaviour to them.
    Unless they both change Partners and continue counselling, they will forever rationalize lashing out at their present victims with 'She loves me and will forgive me like she did last time ...'

    Very disappointed but not surprised by the NRL stance.

    De-register a drunk but coddle a criminal.
    It was Lui's second charge after all, where are the 'Carry Over Points' Gallop :mad:
     
  8. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well said, 12 months out of the game for the repeat scumbag offender Lui is a soft penalty.
     
  9. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That is pathetic, the nrl should hang their heads in shame.
     
  10. TokyoEagle

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    Cowboys had actually stood him down indefinitely
     
  11. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Yes but they signed him up knowing full well that a court case was to be heard on the issue... and they now won't sell him. Fine 'em I say.
     
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  12. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I find this a complex issue .. the courts supposeably have all the evidence and give Lui a 2 yr good behaviour bond and a $2,000. (to me that seems the biggest injustice of that whole situation). The ARL give him a estimated fine of $100,000 to $1,000,000+ (if he never plays again or reaches potential because of 1 yr ban). He did not directly do anything against the game (performance drugs, bite someone on the field etc), he just did a despicable act in private. Why isnt this a jailable offence? Why is it left to AFL to deliver the tough punishment instead of the courts? Does this preclude him from all rugby league? Since this suspension is only about the fans and their value jugements shouldn't we get to hear about the "rehabilitation" program?
     
  13. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This may have already been said, but Reni Matua gets 2 years for taking cocaine and Robert Lui get's 18 weeks (Could have played the 1st 6 weeks if not injured) for kicking the daylights out of a pregnant woman.

    This does not compute!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. CussCuss

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    I wonder where the line is that you blokes start to get upset for punishing someone for something done unrelated to your job.

    Reckon you would be happy if you copped a week off work for a speeding fine?
     
  15. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hardly comparing apples with apples there CussCuss.

    The penalty on Lui is ridiculously soft.

    Having said that, if we keep comparing everyone's penalty to Brett's (and I have been doing this as much as everyone else), everything will look soft.
     
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  16. CussCuss

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    No, its apples and apples. Punishment in the workplace for a disgression in your private life. The disgression was a **** act of the highest order, but the fact remains that its a workplace punishment for something unrelated to work.

    So where is the line drawn? Would you get less for a white collar crime? What about speeding? Brett got 4 weeks for having a drink. Should it only apply to football players? Lets introduce it to all your jobs, next time you get smashed and refused service your out of work for a few weeks.

    If you have a problem with the punishment that was handed down by the courts it should be fixed within the courts, not in the workplace.

    Also, Im aware that there are clauses in the contract etc, Its not a debate on the rules more of a moral debate.
     
  17. MissKate

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    I think most employers would question retaining a staff member once they found out they had bashed their wife etc.
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

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    I wonder where those empolyers stand on spousal abuse with a reversal of genders. Rhetorical. I have a fair idea.
     
  19. Napper

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    Reni was banned for taking Clenbuterol. It's a banned substance used for quick weight loss.
     
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The shame is not that Lui is banned for a year, or that he's only banned for a year. The shame is that the NRL game doesn't take a more proactive role in raising awareness and combatting domestic violence as part of its everyday work. League being a predominantly male social organisation, existing in a culture where domestic violence is rife, that is the duty of the game.

    Do any of you think Lui is the only league player who bashed a woman? Scapegoating the few who get caught is nothing more than grandstanding, designed to appease corporate backers.
     

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