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News: Hopoate pleads guilty

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    EX-NRL player turned bouncer John Hopoate has admitted assaulting a nightclub patron, a court hearing he was provoked but responded "excessive self-defence.



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  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I haven't followed the story and I dont know all the facts, but is it safe to say he killed the guy?
     
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Hoppa isn't the one who attacked the guy who died mate. I gotta say, i'm 6 foot 6 and about 125 kg and i don't go provoking bouncers anywhere, let alone the cross. To a degree, they asked for it!
     
  4. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Hoppa was charged with assualt on the brother of the guy who died from what I understand, not on the guy who died.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    If the club were to pay Hoppas legal bill that wouldn't count against the salary cap would it ? .....just a thought.
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Why would the club pay his legal bills?

    Additionally call me selfish but I hope William notes the support given by the club to his father
     
  7. fLIP

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    Ah I see. Was gonna say how can that be but anyway.

    For what reason would the club pay his legal bills? Thats like paying for Menzies or Lyons bills...

    As for appearing a suspect way of paying a current player, even if they were inclined to do so i doubt they would.
     
  8. Chip and Chase

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

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    You answered your own question.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Well, only if they're going to examine the golden handshakes Crowe and Tinkler will be giving to ex players ......
     

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