Kenny Edwards charged with Domestic Violence

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    Eels statement on Kenny Edwards


    Tue 13 Dec, 2016, 12:16pm
    Parramatta Eels


    Message from Parramatta Eels CEO Bernie Gurr to Eels members.

    Dear Members,

    I would like to provide you an update on the recent matter involving Kenny Edwards.

    Kenny was involved in an incident last weekend and has been charged with domestic violence.

    Kenny appeared in Parramatta Court this morning and the case will be held at a later date.

    The club views this incident as extremely serious and immediately alerted the NRL Integrity Unit, as per our normal process.

    While the legal process is being handled by external authorities, Kenny will be able to continue to train and play as per the NRL Code of Conduct.

    The club will continue to provide Kenny, his partner and children with all available welfare services.

    Our club is committed to respecting the legal process.

    In addition, I want to emphasize that all players and staff at the Parramatta Eels are individually accountable for their actions.

    Our decisions and behaviours need to be consistent with our core values of Integrity, Respect and Excellence.

    I will keep you updated on any further developments when they are available.

    Regards,

    Bernie Gurr
    Chief Executive Officer
    Parramatta Eels


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    Parramatta’s Kenny Edwards facing seven week ban for domestic violence charge


    Michael Carayannis and Christian Nicolussi, The Daily Telegraph
    March 2, 2017 8:10pm



    KENNY Edwards will be rubbed out for six to eight weeks as Parramatta and the NRL integrity unit required one last day to finalise his domestic violence punishment.

    The Eels confirmed they would officially hand down their penalty on Friday.

    While Edwards is certain to be suspended for six to eight weeks, the Eels must now settle on a suitable figure they can fine their rampaging forward, as well as agree on the best path for rehabilitation.

    Edwards’ teammates offered their support as he remained stood down from the club on the eve of their latest campaign.

    Neither the Eels nor the NRL wanted another off-field drama after last year’s disastrous campaign.

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    “I definitely feel for Kenny, he’s a teammate of mine, and he knows we’re definitely here for him,’’ said Corey Norman, the Eels halfback who copped an eight-week suspension at the end of last season for a drugs possession charge.

    Kaysa Pritchard, the teammate involved in a urine sample swap with Edwards in 2015 — which led to Edwards serving a nine-month suspension — told Sports Confidential: “I love Kenny. I don’t want to say too much about what’s going on, but I hope he’s good and we see him back soon.’’

    Edwards pleaded guilty to common assault in Parramatta court on Monday after he sprayed water in the face of former partner, Madison Campbell, then poured raspberry vodka over her and her bed.

    Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis said while there was no physical violence, the December 11 act was “demeaning’’.

    The NRL did not have to be reminded it was Edwards’ third off-field offence, including an assault on the Gold Coast in 2014.

    Parramatta’s previous management had threatened to tear up the contract of Edwards if he stepped out of line, but the Eels’ new hierarchy has no intention of adopting the extreme measure.

    Either way, not having Edwards for the first six to eight rounds will be a huge blow for coach Brad Arthur and Parramatta supporters.


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...e/news-story/65da8cdc4fcf2eeca5d2cdaf9e30d2f4
     

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