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2021 Judiciary Charges

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  1. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    When is the Uber Eats arriving so they can give Latrell 1 week and be done
     
  2. blaza88z

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    They need to get this shit on FOX LEAGUE, live and exclusive

    It would be riveting viewing
     
  3. blaza88z

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    Add a nice little Matty Nable promo

    "watch what happens when those housies from the west travel to brisbane"
     
  4. Fangs

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    Carn let Latrell off his 3 highly dangerous offences for the good of the game.

    No one wants to watch Momo anyway.
     
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  5. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    He's only contesting one of them, the other two were early pleas ($1600 fines each)
     
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  6. Fangs

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    2 down 1 to go baby!
     
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  7. lockyno1

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    Did they seriously claim “self preservation” lol
     
  8. Captain Apollo

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    The panel is about to retire to deliberate.

    Below is from - https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/04/20/live-nrl-judiciary---mitchell-radley-momirovski-plead-cases/

    10.30pm: Mitchell’s lawyer Nick Ghabar wraps up his submission and judiciary chairman Geoff Bellew is now instructing the panel.

    10.20pm: Ghabar urges the panel to consider the “unusual circumstances” in which the offence occurred.

    While Friend “had time” and no immediate need to make the tackle on Clune in the comparable example, Ghabar says Mitchell was forced into a split-second decision because of “the imminent possibility of a try being scored”.

    He argues that Mitchell, in fact, attempted to look out for Nofoaluma by turning his body and trying to pull out of contact.

    Otherwise, Ghabar continues, the fullback’s shoulder would have made contact “probably with the sternum” of his opponent.

    The defence claims that self-preservation was another factor while Mitchell only had eyes for the ball.

    Ghabar says that “short of player Mitchell having eyes in the back of his head” he couldn’t have known where Nofoaluma was when contact to the head was made.

    He adds that Nofoaluma was off-balance and changed his body height when kicking the ball; contributing factors to the way the incident played out.

    Going frame-by-frame through the video, Ghabar contends that it was not Mitchell’s elbow which contacted Nofoaluma. Instead, he claims it may have been the lower part of the forearm which caused a “glancing blow”.

    “Contrary to the referee’s report, we have no evidence of any injury,” Ghabar says, adding that Nofoaluma’s mouth could have been bloodied before the incident.

    10.05pm: As in Paul Momirovski’s earlier hearing, former Roosters hooker Jake Friend’s grade one dangerous contact charge (head/neck) for a tackle on Dragons halfback Adam Clune last year is being used as a comparable example.

    But McGrath says it won’t be “comparing apples to apples” because Friend tried to make a normal tackle whereas Mitchell didn't.

    9.58pm: NRL counsel Peter McGrath submits that Nofoaluma escaped with a bloodied mouth after the tackle but the risk of greater injury was significant.

    He says the fact that Mitchell jumped and turned his back shows he didn’t intend to hurt Nofoaluma but was “extremely careless” in doing so.

    “[Mitchell] jumps at the same time he turns his back and twists, “ McGrath says. “He pushes or throws his left arm out in the direction of Nofoaluma as he has just kicked the ball.

    “In doing so, there’s no appreciable level of drop in player Nofoaluma’s head so player Mitchell is extremely careless."

    Mitchell looks down and slightly shakes his head for a moment as he listens to McGrath’s submission. The NRL prosecutor goes on to reiterate that Mitchell made direct contact with Nofoaluma’s face.

    9.45pm: Rabbitohs fullback Latrell Mitchell, represented by Nick Ghabar, has sat down before the panel as he attempts to have a grade two dangerous contact - head/neck charge downgraded.

    He is risking a four-match ban but will have his stint on the sidelines trimmed to one game if he is successful.

    The incident in question was a hit on Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma as he kicked to set up a try in Saturday’s clash.

    The outcome of the hearing will have an impact on Mitchell’s chances of claiming the Dally M Medal. He currently leads the count on 13 votes, ahead of Melbourne’s Ryan Papenhuyzen (12), but each week of suspension results in three votes being docked.

    Two suspensions in one season make a player ineligible for the award.
     
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    What did I tell you, you big sooks!
     
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  12. lockyno1

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    Actually surprised but it’s the right call
     
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    So he loses 12 Dally M points?
     
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    Wayne Bennett won’t be doing a dance to that decision.
     
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  15. some11

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    4 weeks off to hit the pavement and lose some weight and come back and be as fit as Papenhuyzen

    Eh who am I kidding
     
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  16. The Fanatical Rooster

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    Exactly right, a good and the right outcome last night.
     
  17. Vic Mackey

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    The Radley one was barely even a penalty, hopefully they also took into consideration the fact he was farcically sin binned

    Latrell :joy::joy::joy: EADC
     
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    :) classic gag.
    More like 4 weeks to enter as many KFC eating competitions as possible.
     
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    Looked at in isolation, the three rulings last night are reasonable enough in my book (though a week for Radley would have been reasonable too).

    The problem is when comparing these rulings with other recent ones.

    Notably Kafusi on Matterson. That was utterly brutal and Kafusi should have been out for 6-8 weeks.
    And back further, merkins not even getting charged, like Luai intentionally stomping on Nikorima's head last year.

    And of course counsels argue on precedence, comparing their client's indiscretion with other's and what punishments/grading were issued. But when precedence is all over the place, the whole system is clearly f**ked.
     
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  20. Perth Red

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    Surprised Radley didnt get a week. It was an open handed clothes line that didnt miss. I thought we were going to get serious on foul play that can add to the concussion problem? Mitchell deserved it, total grub in that game.
     
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