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He's just a big teddy bear apparently...

"Haas’s lawyer, Campbell MacCallum, said reports of a domestic situation were “completely false”.
“Payne was enjoying a night out with his wife having dinner and a few drinks,” Mr MacCallum told The Courier-Mail.
“Police were in the area and attending to a wild incident (brawl) about 20m away which had nothing to do with Payne.
“His partner describes Payne as a gentle giant at all times at home and the reports of a domestic situation included in the situation are completely false.”
 

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He doesn't talk much, just what you want from your captain...and not being a murderer is a bonus.

NRL 2021: Payne Haas standout Brisbane Broncos captaincy contender​


Broncos legend Corey Parker has declared Payne Haas is the club’s standout captaincy contender and urged Brisbane bosses to not put a line through the Origin bad boy.
It is the third time Haas will be grilled by the NRL Integrity Unit after he received a four-game ban in 2019 for failing to properly co-operate with a league investigation into incidents involving his family.
“‘Payno’ doesn’t talk often, but when he does people listen. They just do. That is off the back of the respect he gets every week on the playing field and more importantly the training paddock.
“Yes, he has had a couple of moments that haven’t shone great on him but haven’t all captains had that? He hasn’t murdered anyone."
 

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He doesn't talk much, just what you want from your captain...and not being a murderer is a bonus.

NRL 2021: Payne Haas standout Brisbane Broncos captaincy contender​


Broncos legend Corey Parker has declared Payne Haas is the club’s standout captaincy contender and urged Brisbane bosses to not put a line through the Origin bad boy.
It is the third time Haas will be grilled by the NRL Integrity Unit after he received a four-game ban in 2019 for failing to properly co-operate with a league investigation into incidents involving his family.
“‘Payno’ doesn’t talk often, but when he does people listen. They just do. That is off the back of the respect he gets every week on the playing field and more importantly the training paddock.
“Yes, he has had a couple of moments that haven’t shone great on him but haven’t all captains had that? He hasn’t murdered anyone."

Good .. we have now officially gazetted the cut off point for eligibility for Captaincy at Broncos according to Parker ... it is Murder
 
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DUI INCIDENTS SWEPT UNDER RUG - FOR NOW

Here's an early tip: one leading out-of-Sydney club will be without two of its best forwards for round one.

The two stars were caught drink-driving in separate incidents and the club has managed to sweep the story under the rug - for the moment.

But it will all come out when the pair appear in court in coming weeks.

The Integrity Unit will then swoop, and is likely to rub the pair out for a few early rounds in a major blow to the club concerned.

It's from the mole so it's got to be true.
 

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Mitchell Pearce has a little crack trouble but will be back doing ballwork soon....

The 31-year-old will undergo an operation to his right thumb following a pre-season incident last week.
Pearce was due to front the press for the first time on Wednesday morning following the sudden cancellation of his wedding last December.
Mitchell Pearce has been sent for surgery on his thumb.
“I’ll get surgery and I should be back back out with the ball in two weeks,” Pearce said.
“It’s a small little hiccup, but it’s a long year.
“It’s a little crack there.
“I’m just grateful that if you’re going to get it at any time, you get it now six to seven weeks out from round one.
“I can still do some running and stuff and I’ll be back to doing ballwork in a couple of weeks.
 

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Read the sad inside story of how footy golden boy Brett Dallas went from hometown hero to a pariah facing 25 years jail after a descent into drugs and crime that's left ex-teammates baffled​


The latest chapter in one of the saddest stories in Australian sport was played out in a near empty courtroom in northern Queensland last week.

Former NRL star Brett Dallas wasn't in Mackay Magistrates court last Friday to hear his bail application denied on a raft of drugs and theft charges. He was behind bars in the jail cell where he has been confined for the past seven months.

The charges, which also include breaching bail, contravening a domestic violence order and a weapons offence, are the latest in a long list of alleged offences which have tried the patience of legal authorities to breaking point and could see Dallas jailed for up to 25 years.

Should that happen when the charges are tried in the Queensland Supreme Court later this year, it will cap a stunning fall from grace for the 46-year-old former Test player and Queensland Origin golden boy who has become a pariah in the local community that once lauded him as a favourite son.

Dallas isn't the first former sports star to descend into a mire of drugs and crime, and he won't be the last, but according to his former teammates, he was the most unlikely of candidates to ever become a cautionary tale


 

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Read the sad inside story of how footy golden boy Brett Dallas went from hometown hero to a pariah facing 25 years jail after a descent into drugs and crime that's left ex-teammates baffled​


The latest chapter in one of the saddest stories in Australian sport was played out in a near empty courtroom in northern Queensland last week.

Former NRL star Brett Dallas wasn't in Mackay Magistrates court last Friday to hear his bail application denied on a raft of drugs and theft charges. He was behind bars in the jail cell where he has been confined for the past seven months.

The charges, which also include breaching bail, contravening a domestic violence order and a weapons offence, are the latest in a long list of alleged offences which have tried the patience of legal authorities to breaking point and could see Dallas jailed for up to 25 years.

Should that happen when the charges are tried in the Queensland Supreme Court later this year, it will cap a stunning fall from grace for the 46-year-old former Test player and Queensland Origin golden boy who has become a pariah in the local community that once lauded him as a favourite son.

Dallas isn't the first former sports star to descend into a mire of drugs and crime, and he won't be the last, but according to his former teammates, he was the most unlikely of candidates to ever become a cautionary tale


Had a good and supportive family background and no doubt ongoing during his troubles which makes it extra sad .
 

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Very sad to read, drugs and most vices are such scourge on all facet of society. The true tragedy of this is his kids losing a father. I really don't know how the NRL can address this or educate the current and future crop of players. Do they make them hold down and secure jobs while they train and play as a pathway into life after footy?
 

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