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Three weeks for Stewart would be fair

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 / 7
    The NRL judiciary last night suspended Storm forward Adam Blair one week for each second that his sideline fight lasted with Glenn Stewart.

    Read the full article
  2. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

    +832 / 51
    Yeah now that he knows that he should get no more than 3 weeks he will probably change his plea to guilty. I cant imagine he will get any less though as there would be a huge uproar.
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,470 / 128
    It was pretty much guarenteed that both would get the same, anything else is a double standard.

    Stewy will be available for the GF
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Three weeks less the 55 minutes he was incorrectly sin-binned for
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +516 / 0
    Three weeks is way to harsh. He was not the instigator. He dawdled off, Blair ran to him. Push and shove does not equal three weeks. He was not responsible for others actions. And he's certainly not responsible for the hysterical reaction of the NRL and press (one and the same). The NRL are responsible for that. End of story.
  6. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

    +256 / 9
    The best way to predict what the NRL will do is just listen to what people say on the radio or the TV pundits are saying - the NRL are so jumpy and reactive they seem to just follow suit. It makes decision making easy. All to try and avoid much criticism. David Gallop has been at pains to express how many people agree with him from Wayne Bennett to his so called 99% of the emails he gets. A real leader makes his own mind up.

    Hopefully when Gallop is reading the papers this morning in order to fall into line with "popular opinion" from biased rivals he sees this 3 week one and not some other more extreme ones.

    Its trial by media.
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    a balanced and fair article ont he subject...finally
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  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,239 / 7
    1) "He (Blair) retaliated to what a player did to him and it places the offence on the lower end of the scale."

    2) "He'll argue that Stewart was minding his own business and walking towards the sin bin at his own pace when Blair ran at him, stopped, and got in his face"

    3) "Still, anything but a three-week suspension will probably be seen as favouritism to a Manly player and unfair on Melbourne"

    I dont see this article as balanced nor fair.

    Point 1 is demonstably incorrect.

    Point 2 Demonstates evidence that contradicts the proposition that an equal penalty should apply.

    Point 3 SHOULD be irrelevant. Gifts case should be judged on its merits and certainly not on "appearances"

    Run this case as not guilty and seek the minimum.
  9. Narly

    Narly Active Member

    +31 / 0
    So if pleads not guilty and loses does he still get 3 weeks or could he get more? If worse cast is 3 weeks then plead not guilty and fight it.
  10. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

    +247 / 0
    1-2 weeks would be fair but it will be 3.
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    He shouldn't get anymore.

    Whether you plead guilty or not is completely irrelevant to the sentence you receive, it only comes into question if you take the early plea, where you would get 25% discount, however this opportunity was not afforded Glenn and as such he can't get anymore time for pleading not guilty but could get less

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