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Watmough accused of slapping sponsor

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ron E. Gibbs, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    From the Herald: http://www.leaguehq.com.au/news/news/watmough-slaps-sponsor/2009/03/07/1235842667742.html

    This is getting ridiculous . . .

    JUST days after his man-of-the-match performance in Manly's World Club Challenge triumph over Leeds, the rugby league player Anthony Watmough's playing future is in doubt after he allegedly assaulted a sponsor at the club's season launch.

    Police are investigating Watmough for allegedly slapping a 48-year-old man in the face about 5pm yesterday after an argument.

    The season launch started at 1pm at the Wharf Hotel in Manly, organised by the club as a public relations exercise with its sponsors.

    It is understood the injured man was a club sponsor and was taken to hospital for treatment.

    The incident followed a range of disciplinary actions taken against 25-year-old Watmough for alleged assault.

    In 2007, Watmough had an apprehended violence order placed on him after allegedly assaulting a former girlfriend, though no charges were laid by police. In 2005, he was fined $3000 after a fight with her cousin at a family gathering.

    A police spokeswoman said the incident was being investigated, but no charges had been laid. "Police have spoken to a number of witnesses and are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the incident," she said.

    The Herald was unable to contact club officials or Watmough's manager, George Mimis, last night.
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    ads Well-Known Member

    +28 / 1
    I hope this isn't true, something else we don't need!
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    the 1st thing I thought is this report is not from the telecrap who seem to want to dish dirt all the time, just hope it is more to the story
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Anthony is a fine upstanding guy who doesn't rile easily.  To be sure, it's probably a beat up.  
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    must of been a pretty hard slap for him to go to hospirtal
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately his hero status maybe getting to his head.......again.

    I'm sure Beaver would've had the odd knuckle head approuch him but he never sent them to hospital.

    I hope Penn is OK though ;)
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