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Todd Payten pleads guilty to urinating on Hyde Park memorial

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Former rugby league player Todd Payten has pleaded guilty to urinating on the Hyde Park War Memorial.
    The recently-retired representative prop appeared in Downing Centre Local Court today charged with committing an indecent and offensive act on a war memorial.
    The incident took place on September 18, but was not revealed to the public by the National Rugby League.

    The court heard that Payten, 32, had pleaded guilty but did not bring any character references with him because he was too embarrassed to tell anyone what had happened.
    The former Sydney Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Wests Tigers star announced in June that 2011 would be his last season.
    Payten is one of an elite few players to have amassed over 250 games in the NRL.
    The case has been adjourned until this afternoon for sentencing.

    http://m.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/todd-payten-pleads-guilty-to-urinating-on-hyde-park-memorial-20111108-1n4ow.html
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I feel sorry for the guy. How embarrassing. Although I don't see why he didn't do a piss behind a tree. There's plenty there.
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Active Member

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    Because he is a football player!!
     
  4. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't feel sorry for him. Public urination happens after a few beers and a lack of bathrooms and should not be a hanging offence, but there's no need to disrespect a war memorial.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    Todd is not a bad bloke, so I feel sorry for him. I'm sure it wasn't a malicious act, probably just not a well though out location to have a leak.
     
  6. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    a 6 month stint in Afghanistan would be sufficient punishment for being so stupid
     
  7. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    That is ultimate bloody insult to us current and ex military, I hope Todd you are proud of yourself!
     
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  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Why did the nrl sit on this for 2 months? I recall watmough and seu seu were put through the media wringer for the same crime and were stood down by the club?
     

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