Tautau Moga charged with assault

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  1. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I’d say he’d be getting 25% as well. Don’t see him getting the sack, but also wouldn’t be surprised with the club trying desperately to change the culture.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    according to Toohey Wests wont rule out sacking him
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That would be harder to defend then if it was another drunk.
    Hard to claim they started it if they were sober and doing a job.
     
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    Lefty Jarrod O'Doherty

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    The article also says Moga was given an infringement notice for not leaving licenced premises in King Street, Newcastle after not being allowed to enter. He was later issued with a court attendance notice for common assault.

    The plot thickens.


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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    bye bye Moga! a Handy 500k for a decent ctw?
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Worst case scenario would be Hunt and Mata’utia in the centres, with Barnett/Buhrer getting that bench spot.
     
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    Again. The grog. The NRL needs to step up. It’s the same story every season. Multiple incidencets.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He's on heaps less than that.
     
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    Lefty Jarrod O'Doherty

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    The article stated he slapped the taxi driver twice.


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  10. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Feels like the club might have waited until Big Papi Napa was stealing all the headlines to let this one out.
     
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  11. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    He never going to live that down good old papi.

    Moga could be made an example of if he pleads or is found guilty.

    Pearce also in strife. Geez just start the season and give them something to do already.
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Richard Clarke

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    Good question. I’d say so as it’s budgeted expenditure for salary that’s not been expended. Like if we were to tear up a contract essentially.
     
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    Volcom66853 Dan Tolar

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    I’d say no . As they are still being paid their contract amount . Just being Fined and have to pay the club back .
     
  14. knightime

    knightime Kade Snowden

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    Agreed. Counting these payments towards salary caps then indirectly punishes clubs and other players for one player’s indiscretion. While it’s solely that player’s mishap, it also shows that actions consequences for the entire team.
     
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    How and if the money is dealt with is not relevant it is the stupidity of the action and the perceived action of typical players especially Knights, good conduct by all players and no fines is what we want and need.
     
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    Although im still against Jacobs fine this one with Moga sounds pretty cut a dry you cant just go slapping people for any reason pissed or not so what ever the club do I will back them 100% whether it be fined or sacked .
     
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    Seeing as though this is a new precedent and contracts have already been signed, we should definitely have clauses in the contracts from now on.
     
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    they would already be in place i can only assume
     
  19. Kurriboy

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    There would be no need to pay the club back, the players get paid monthly or fortnightly, and the club would simply adjust that players future remunerations accordingly.

    Club probably does not have clause in contract specifically about 25% penalty, but for sure they have allowance for penalises for poor behaviour etc, without specifying actual amounts. I doubt the Knights would put a specific percentage in the contract anyway, the existing contract covers it.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Very wise, as per usual Kurriboy. Bad behaviour clauses exist in contracts referred to as 'brining the Club into disrepute'. The 25% may well be a maximum and the Board would have the power to decrease this amount as they see fit. This has been done with the 50% of the fine suspended to ensure better behaviour.
     

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