Jacob Saifiti in altercation with Dane Cordner

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  1. rhugh89

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    Club statement: Jacob Saifiti update


    Newcastle Knights
    Thu 6 Dec 2018, 03:00 PM



    Newcastle Knights player Jacob Saifiti has been exonerated by the police investigation from any culpability following an incident outside the Greenroof hotel last week.

    Saifiti attempted to defuse a situation involving other innocent bystanders, which led to his assault and charges have been laid.

    As such, this matter will be resolved in the courts and the Club will make no further comment until the court case has run its course.


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/12/06/club-statement-jacob-saifiti-update/



    Statement from Knights CEO Phil Gardner


    It’s understood he will face a hefty fine but won’t be sacked by the club.

    “Jacob has no memory of the incident after being knocked out but the CCTV footage is very clear which absolved him of any wrongdoing,” Gardner said.

    “But regardless of the rights or wrongs, it has brought the game and the club into a level of disrepute so that is not something we can let go.

    “I’ll be sitting down with Jacob at the appropriate time and we’ll be meeting with the rest of the playing group.

    “It’s another chance to make sure these things don’t happen. Culturally, it’s just not acceptable to put yourself in that situation fullstop.

    Gardner said the whole episode had left Saifiti 22, “distraught”.

    “He’s home and very distraught by the whole process,” he said.

    “The injury itself is a minimum of 12 weeks but it could be longer depending on how it heals.”


    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/...being-cleared-by-police-over-assault/?cs=2503
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey article in Herald says out for 12 weeks and had screws inserted - remembers nothing - very distraught.
    Club will not sack him, but some punishment for bringing club into disrepute.

    He should be back in training just before the season I think, but will struggle for fitness because he won't be able to run for months.
     
  3. Treadly

    Treadly John Morris

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    I feel for him. Sounds like he tried to do the right thing but now will be well down the pecking order for a first grade spot

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  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    On the plus side, he can spend a couple of months working on his upper body and get the shoulder 100%
     
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    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    Very tough to fine him for doing nothing wrong.
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    These club fines are nearly always just for show. They get a newspaper headline about how tough they are on bad behaviour, and a few months later they quietly reduce it to just about nothing and no one notices.
     
  7. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So footage shows he done nothing wrong but will face a hefty fine ?
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Well he was hanging around with drunken idiots at 2.30 AM, which is not ideal.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's harsh but glad Gardiner is taking this stance. Will hopefully get the boys in a cab home before this can happen.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That's exactly how I met the last four of mine!
     
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    Chief Longhorn Paul Marquet

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    But in all seriousness professional footballers should not be out and about semi/fully intoxicated at 2:30am! Absolute huge target on your back for drunken idiots, whether or not you are in the right or wrong, you are wrong unfortunately! He should have filled up early and gone back to a friend's place at a reasonable hour and tried to have sex with a dog! BTW Cordners name around town, especially on the drink, is not crash hot! Disclaimer: I was a complete imbecile when I was his age, but I never hurt people!
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Didn't I see you walk off with the last one after drinking my free drinks after dealing with those Islanders?
     
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    Dylan Walker might be in strife.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Safiti should be in line for a fair chunk of victim compensation, but probably not enough to make up for his lost earnings.
     

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