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NRL reply recieved re Brett Stewart

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Earniethemilkman, Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. Earniethemilkman

    Earniethemilkman New Member

    +0 /0
    Hi all,

    I emailed the NRL last week about an apology etc to Brett, here is the reply I got today:

    Hi Allan,

    Thanks for your email. We understand the emotion that has surrounded
    this case and it is why at all times the NRL has acted based on facts.

    It was stated clearly at the time and remains the case that the actions
    taken by the NRL related to matters outside those which have been
    determined by the court today.

    The NRL at the time refused to bow to a number of public calls that
    Brett be stood down indefinitely until the court case was determined.

    It refused at all time to pass judgment on the matters that were subject
    of the police charges.

    We are glad that Brett has been able to have his day in court and to be
    proven not guilty.

    We respect that decision and wish him well in the future as we always

    I am sure that he appreciates your support.

    Please also see Media Release that the NRL issued on Wednesday regarding
    the NSW District Court verdict.

        Wednesday, September 29, 2010


    The National Rugby League welcomes the 'Not Guilty' findings in favour
    of Manly's Brett Stewart in the NSW District Court today.

    "This has no doubt been a traumatic time for all involved and hopefully
    Brett and indeed everyone connected with the case are now able to move
    on with their lives," NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said today.

    "Nothing can undo the pain that people have felt through this time but
    hopefully everyone can now work towards the future.

    "NRL players and clubs must continue to respect the importance of their
    role in the community but this decision also underlines the importance
    of ensuring that everyone is entitled to a proper legal process and the
    presumption of innocence.

    "The NRL has maintained that where after any major incident involving
    police charges there is serious dispute in relation to matters of fact,
    that those matters should be determined by the appropriate authorities.

    "It is for this reason that the NRL confined its actions regarding the
    evening to the conduct outside of those matters being investigated by
    police and that the NRL resisted calls to stand Brett down until the
    court case was determined.

    "The NRL will continue to determine any incident on the individual
    circumstances and will continue to respect the legal process at all


    Elke Smith NRL
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    form letter - been up here a bunch of times
  3. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Acted based on facts?

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