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Alleged Indecent Assaulter Blake Ferguson can’t play footy until he gets out of the naughty corner

By johnboy - 19 June 2013 11

The Canberra Raiders have made a statement about what they’re doing with star player Blake Ferguson as he awaits trial:

Canberra’s Blake Ferguson will be required to undertake an extensive alcohol management program during which time he will not be considered for selection.

The Raiders Board has determined the action today after the club met with Ferguson in Canberra following his dismissal from the NSW State of Origin camp.

The NRL will review Ferguson’s progress with the club after a four-week period and assess his eligibility at that point.

Both the NRL and the Raiders will await the outcome of court proceedings to determine a final position in relation to a charge of Indecent Assault laid by NSW Police yesterday.

It seems a little odd. If he’s not guilty what is the problem they’re seeking to address?

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11 Responses to
Alleged Indecent Assaulter Blake Ferguson can’t play footy until he gets out of the naughty corner
fabforty 3:41 pm 20 Jun 13

Yeah …. that should fix him right up.

Katietonia 2:04 pm 20 Jun 13

It’s irritating listening to the way this is spoken about in the media, as though the alcohol is an excuse for/the reason behing him (allegedly) indecently assaulting a woman.

Loads and loads of men get drunk and I’d say only a tiny percentage of them assault anyone. Surely he needs mental help in regard to his treatment of women/other people as well as alcohol rehab?

dph 1:02 pm 20 Jun 13

Pork Hunt said :

JB’s last sentence says it all. What if a court of law finds him not guilty?
Funny how a drink driver gets his or her punishment (lol) from the courts only but a footballer gets his punishment from both his employer and the courts.

What does that have to do with anything?

Blake Ferguson is a professional footballer. He gets paid a lot of money to play football & represent his code, club & sponsors (who pay his wage). The police interviewed both parties & upon reviewing CCTV footage of the incident, charged Ferguson with indecent assault.

Roundhead89 12:01 pm 20 Jun 13

And I bet the panel on NITV’s Barefoot Sports completely ignored this story.

dannybear 11:06 am 20 Jun 13

It’s a shame children look up to these meat heads.

bundah 9:30 am 20 Jun 13

How many bloody times have the star NRL players been warned that inappropriate stupid behaviour will not be tolerated FFS.They are in the public limelight whether they like it or not so any disgusting behaviour like the strongly alleged groping/indecent assault incident is bloody serious and he should be suspended until the matter is heard particularly given his previous record.

johnboy 9:05 am 20 Jun 13

The trivial nature of the punishment is the point of emphasis

Masquara 10:55 pm 19 Jun 13

Isn’t “naughty corner” downplaying the seriousness of the alleged misbehaviour? Not for trivialising please!

Pork Hunt 9:27 pm 19 Jun 13

JB’s last sentence says it all. What if a court of law finds him not guilty?
Funny how a drink driver gets his or her punishment (lol) from the courts only but a footballer gets his punishment from both his employer and the courts.

johnboy 9:03 pm 19 Jun 13

Fixed

noma 5:55 pm 19 Jun 13

The rest of the article please

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