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Russell Packer the latest footballer in trouble

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    They say bad news comes in threes and it's proving the case for the NRL with Newcastle recruit Russell Packer the latest player to be interviewed by police over an alleged assault.

    On the same day Canterbury back-rower Reni Maitua was charged with assaulting a taxi driver and just 24 hours after Manly prop Richie Fa'aoso was picked up by police over alleged domestic dispute, Packer also could be in strife.

    The former Warriors front-rower, who has joined the Knights in the off-season, has allegedly been involved in an assault in Sydney last Friday night.

    While he has yet to be formally charged by police the Knights released a statement on Tuesday confirming their forward was being investigated over the incident.

    "The club will co-operate with the police and the NRL," the statement said.

    "Until all investigations are complete, the club will make no further comment."

    The NRL's Integrity Unit are investigating all three of the incidents, which has left a black mark on the code just days before its showpiece World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand.

    "We must all accept the need to establish the relevant facts and the Integrity Unit will carry out that task with the cooperation of the clubs," NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle said.

    "If however breaches are established then we will act accordingly.

    "The Integrity Unit has provided a clear mechanism for assessing behavioural issues and we have already shown this year that we will act on the outcomes.

    "The overwhelming majority of our players are fantastic ambassadors both for the game and the community.

    "It is all the more important, therefore, that we send clear messages in relation to off-field misbehaviour."
     
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    He tried to "fudge" it.
     
  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    They should have known better, particularly after what happened to poor Billy Slater...
     
  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a piddling matter to me.
     
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    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Piss poor behaviour.
       
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      • bones

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        He's in a wee bit of trouble.
         
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        • manlyfan76

          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          He didn't do squat.
           
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          • HappilyManly

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            Apparently, Tyrone Phillips - whoever he is, is the latest in the Police line up :s
            Dylan Walker is also charged with brawling :s
             
          • Jatz Crackers

            Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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            Clearly, Happily Manlys (HP) post is out of step with the rest of the posts in this thread & the contents he leaked could do with a slash. Maybe HP isnt a wizz at these things.
             
          • tookey

            tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            He is the player that the dogs signed from souths for next year.

            Des's recruitment this year has gone to **** with both he and Maitua in trouble.
             
          • HappilyManly

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            We girls (don't) know squat:p
             
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            • HappilyManly

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              The NRL have issued a statement that they will not register Packer's 4 year contract, due to behavioural breaches. :cool:

              Maybe they have finally grown a pair and will clean up these petulant and anti social players.

              Good on you, Jim Doyle !
               
            • castle eagle

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              it all depends on who the player is & which team they play for.
               
            • globaleagle

              globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              At least the fields will be drier.
               
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              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Piss poor GE :mad::p- the kiddie's only 24, and was not even offered Barba's 10 Day Lifetime Addiction Cure :cool:
                 
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                • Brissie Kid

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                  I bumped into a woman with my shoulder at Westfields yesterday. Lucky I'm not a NRL player otherwise the woman or her partner could have sent an email alledging whatever they wanted to the NRL Complaints & Whinging About NRL Players Line (oops "Integrity Unit") and caused me to get fined or lose my job.

                  In the case of Slater the Manchester Police investigated what happened. Why the NRL want to go into a lady being allegedly bumped and to fuel the media's love of anti RL stories for another week I have no idea.
                   
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                  • SeaEagleRock8

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                    That' right. If it wasn't your own wife/mother that was knocked over (allegedly), who cares?
                     
                  • Brissie Kid

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                    Apparently there were Bulldogs players at the Lingerie Football last night. Not there in any official capacity, just because they chose or were invited to go. Anyway maybe they were just there to support a friend or relative in one of the teams?

                    There's already twitterers calling for the Dogs club to take action against the players. https://twitter.com/DebMalcolm/status/409497461384704000

                    Perhaps they should send an email to the NRL Integrity Unit. Something needs to be done about young men having an interest in athletic young women. This is an outrage.

                    I hope no NRL player ever glances at a cheerleader as they enter the field at kickoff or halftime and the cameras catch them. They will be off to the NRL Integrity Unit before fulltime is called.
                     
                  • globaleagle

                    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    It's called "Legends football league" in North America now and the uniforms have gone away from 'garters and suspenders' etc. The uniforms are more like beach volleyball uniforms with shoulder pads.

                    I wonder if the tweeter (above) asked any of the women playing if they felt degraded or felt the attitudes were sexist? My guess is no.
                     
                  • Brissie Kid

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                    You're right. Women in many sports wear about the same amount of coverage. Beach volleyball, swimming, track and field. I don't think anyone is calling for them to have more clothing or calling men that watch it sexist.
                     

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