Jack Wighton - Nightclub Fight (Still gets paid)

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  1. AJB1102

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    Stuart has said on TV his favourite is Jack Wighton. So Wighton not getting the arse immediately means good news Raiders fans; Ricky still pulling all the strings.
     
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  2. Exsilium

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    In the wild, Jack Wighton would have been eaten.
     
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  3. The Great Dane

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    You've got to learn from the mistake before you can correct it...
     
  4. Different kind of Rabbit

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    Anyone called him Jack Fighton yet?
     
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    6 weeks - back dated. No fine.

    Pretty weak for assaulting 5 blokes minding their own business. One of them sounded like a Raiders fan.

    Police facts, tendered in court on Friday, said the footage showed Wighton had just left a Civic nightclub, about 2.45am on February 3, when he headbutted and punched a man leaning on a shop window.

    About 2.55am, a man approaches and shakes Wighton's hand, only for the NRL star to shove and then punch the victim in the face.

    The documents said, about 10 minutes later, Wighton is seen to urinate on the road before attacking three men, headbutting and punching them in the head and face.


    One victim suffered a laceration to the inside of his mouth, while another had a cut on his head.


    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/na...ootage-of-civic-assaults-20180706-p4zpvo.html
     
  6. nick87

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    the 6 weeks is what the Raiders have suggested to the NRL.
    Id be stunned if they agree with that, i suspect they'll come back and come back and say he's done for the year.

    6 weeks for what he's done would be a total disgrace. If Proctor gets 4 weeks for coke, this should be sacked, and his registration blocked until at least 2020. But that's me. I dont give a single f**k about players doing coke and think the NRL needs to be much harder on violent and sexual crimes.
     
  7. Generalzod

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    geez the Raiders are in a no win situation if they tear up his contract there will be other NRL clubs waiting to get his signature
     
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  8. nick87

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    That's ultimately the problem
    We've been burnt time and time again on this... im not one of those win at all costs sort of dude, so i dont mind getting burnt again, but i can see why the club would feel this way
     
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  9. Exsilium

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    Todd is throwing dice to see how many weeks he’ll be out for.

    That’s the same method used by the raiders.
     
  10. myrrh ken

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    Apologies and ex gratia payments from Wighton to the victims (or their charities) would go a long way.
     
  11. mave

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    Has Whighton had a good old Greenburg eyeballing yet ?
     
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    The Broncos will be all over him, they'll sell it as another Uncle Wayne rehab project.
     
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    If Mitchell Pearce gets 8 weeks for being a pissed idiot and hurting noone how on earth can Wighton only get 6. The NRL is a joke
     
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    It’s wighton, that sounds like win-win to me.

    This guy never should have moved out of the centres.
     
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  15. Canard

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    This hasn't yet been signed off by the NRL hasn't it?
     
  16. Exsilium

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    Makes you wonder how many more weeks he would have received if it had the same media attention as Pearce.

    Six weeks is a joke.
     
  17. AJB1102

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    Bring on The Wheel-O-Punishment!
     
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    Just say he’s homesick. I know he’s from Orange but it’s the Broncos they’ve lied about far worse.
     
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    FFW to August 2019...

    Wayne Bennett: "We very pleased with Jack and he is going really well with us. He hasn't headbutt an innocent member of the public in 6 months."
     
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    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...g/news-story/a0e32607ce0ecc4d5b4b85b4029fd613

    NRL 2018: Jack Wighton’s ban from Raiders isn’t harsh enough, says NRL CEO Todd Greenberg


    NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has made it clear Canberra’s proposed club suspension for fullback Jack Wighton is too lenient.


    The NRL is set to overrule the Raiders’ six-week ban for Wighton, meaning the 25-year-old could be forced to sit out the rest of the season.

    Wighton is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to assault charges from a night out in February.
    CEO addresses medal issue

    Greenberg couldn’t say when a resolution would be reached, but expects discussions with Canberra to continue during the next two days.

    “It’s simple as this — I’ve viewed the footage and I don’t think the sanction they’ve proposed is strong enough,” Greenberg said on Thursday.

    “We made our feelings pretty clear to Canberra.

    “They made a decision, ultimately the power rests with us to come over the top if we don’t think the sanction is high enough.

    “We’ve always maintained that clubs and the players with clubs are their employees and they set culture within their clubs.

    “And to be frank, Canberra have done a very good job with that over a long period of time, making hard decisions around players.”

    Canberra want Wighton to return for their round 22 match against Wests Tigers on August 12, factoring in the two matches he has already missed as part of their suspension.

    Ricky Stuart’s team sits in ninth on the ladder, three games outside of a finals spot with eight matches to go in the season.

    Dealing with off-field behaviour isn’t new for the Raiders as they have sacked Todd Carney, Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson for indiscretions before those players went onto star for new clubs.

    Raiders chairman Allan Hawke is hoping that is taken into account when the NRL punishes Wighton.

    “Jack has already taken some positive steps in this process and we will continue to ensure he’s doing everything he can to continue in this direction,” Hawke said on Monday.

    “We don’t condone Jack’s actions and we’ve been transparent and up front during this whole process.

    “Our club has taken a strong stance on issues like this in the past and our track record on dealing with player behaviour is on the public record.”

    Wighton will face sentencing on November 14 over five charges of assault, including two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    The maximum penalty for assault occasioning actual bodily harm is a five-year jail sentence.
     

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