Jacob Saifiti in altercation with Dane Cordner

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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He was in the wrong Ethan.

    Out on the booze all hours of the morning, getting into a scuffle with Cordner who is a known thug and coming off second best. Lucky he was just not cut from the club.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That’s a bit over the top.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If I was offered $250k a year, i'd live like a buddist monk if that's what it took to make sure I got the sweet cash.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Why don't these blokes buy a carton, sit at home, watch a porno, have a Stephen Dank and go to bed. No drama.
     
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    Sounds like a bloody good time. Haha
     
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    I don’t think the issue is them going out. It’s that they’re still out after a 12 hour bender.
     
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    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.
    This says he did nothing wrong and not once have I read that he was on a drunken bender in fact it says he was trying to do the right thing by diffusing the situation involving innocent bystanders . They were there to see off a mate and why should they not be allowed to do that they arnt Kids they are grown men ..If I were the brothers I would tell the club to get fkd and demand a release .. What has the game come to when we chastise people for doing nothing wrong its a bloody joke ..
     
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    Lucky he wasn't cut from the club for doing nothing wrong that's bloody laughable .
     
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    krustykraz Brett Clements

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    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/...ts-line-in-the-sand-on-bad-behaviour/?cs=7580
    Says here Saifiti was knocked out and broke his leg at the end of a 12 hour drinking session.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey said he had been out for 12 hours farewelling Yates and the same players he was with earlier in the night were no longer with him at the time it happened. Whether he was diffusing a situation or not he still got involved in a scuffle on the p*ss.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Well Ethan tell him not to pay the fine.
     
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    He still did nothing wrong since when in this country do we fine berate chastise people for no wrong doing are we now a communist state .
     
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    Mate it's just a standard setter. Get the message across to the boys to simply not find yourself in situations like that. No matter what happened, it's bad publicity, brings the club/game into disrepute & now Jacob is out for months for an injury not even inflicted on the field.

    The boys will have pretty fair idea to keep their noses clean after this.
     
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    I say the more players being out at 2:30 in Newy being pissed heroes the better.
     
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    It's worth noting how the different NRL clubs sanction their players in regards to off-field incidents.

    Although Jacob was found to have no case to answer by the court he was slugged with a large fine by the club for bringing the game into disrepute. This clearly sets a benchmark for the repercussions for poor off-field behaviour. Personally I feel the fine was pretty harsh considering he was cleared of wrong-doing, but I'm not on the club's board.

    Compare that to Scott Bolton having plead guilty in court today to assaulting a woman in a pub. Not only was he put on a 12-month good behaviour bond, he needs to be cleared by the NRL Integrity Unit before he can resume playing. Sounds worthy of a club penalty? Nope, the Cows statement said no fines or sanctions will be placed on him.

    Neither incident portrays the player or club in a favourable light, but one of them seems way more serious and worthy of punishment.
     
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    In the end, we don't know the full story, the club I assume does, or at least knows a hell of a lot more about it than us, they still chose to fine him so thats it.

    J.Saf hasn't exactly achieved what his brother has at the Knights and to be honest I think they have big issues with their diet and commitment to putting in the 100% required of them to reach their peak.

    Considering this, going out on a 12 hour drinking session in early pre-season when it's all about achieving good fitness and preparing your body for the rigours of an upcoming NRL season is hardly ideal, and hardly shows his commitment to getting himself in the shape required.
     
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    I always think of a story Roy Masters told of the early days of Nutrition in sport when he had all his players tested and it was worked out that the player with the lowest percentage of body fat got the bulk of his calories from the 12 schooners he drank a day.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Piggy Riddell told a story where he was brought in to see the coach about his weight. Asked how many schooners he was having a week he said 30. Coach thanked him for his honesty. Piggy's reply? If we're being honest, I have 30 bourbons as well.
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/d294a001a19e80bdcf64adf53c214afe

    Interesting comment from this article from Gardner. He states the 25% of the players contract as a fine is going to apply across the board, for any player indiscretions.

    Could get costly, but the higher your salary, the higher the expectation on you, and your responsibility to the club.

    Fair enough, and more clubs should adopt this sort of stance.
     
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