Michael Chee-Kam charged with assault on Uber driver

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  1. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    I didn't say they don't get it.

    I am questioning what extra education any member of society needs to not break the law.
     
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  2. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hasn't thus far.

    Egyptian religion might be onto something though. They respected cats.
     
  3. carcharias

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    Well
    That’s why I’m saying there should be less tolerance for footy players who break the law.

    Blokes don’t throw punches anymore.
    Because they’ll get sent off.

    Start de registering players who get convicted for stuff ...especially violence.
    I bet the number of incidents will lessen.
    merkins like Mathew Lodge should not be anywhere near a footy feild.
     
  4. Front-Rower

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    Like I said, education can’t outweigh ego. If you don’t understand that, that’s your bloody fault and you’ve never been around top level anybody’s.

    PS I didn’t disagree with your comments to banish the offenders.
     
  5. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    It sounds like you're disagreeing with each other about agreeing on the same thing :joy:
     
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  6. Fat Tony Kandos

    Fat Tony Kandos Juniors

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    What would be the benefit(s) of banning for life from the NRL a first-time offender?
     
  7. T.S Quint

    T.S Quint First Grade

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    You send a message.
    Would also make the NRL look better in the public eye.
     
  8. taxidriver

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    Consequences
     
  9. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Descriptive.
     
  10. THE CHAMP

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    Todd already has a set!

    Oh you meant testicles my mistake
     
  11. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    You would ban first time offenders for breaking any law or just certain laws?
     
  12. Valheru

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    I didn't explain myself well.

    What i am saying is that i find this idea that sports players should be held to a higher level of accountability due to education as ridiculous because the education is superfluous. This 'education' is simply another way of saying don't do this don't do that.

    To use less serious examples, everyone is told not to speed yet they still do it, we are told not to lie on tax returns yet people still do it, we are told where not to park yet people still do it etc. and the list goes on.

    More serious crimes are exactly the same albeit with less offenders. Finding other ways to tell people, not just sports players but people, not to rape women, not to assault people etc. is not going to make one ounce of difference.

    The severity of punishments is another issue and i do agree that lodge shouldn't be in the game.
     
  13. skeepe

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    Welcoming back guys like Packer and Lodge with open arms sets the wrong example and tells these morons that no matter what they do, they’ll suffer no long-terms consequences.

    Greenburg has a lot to answer for here, it’s under his weak as piss administration that this sort of shit keeps happening. He needs to do more to show bad behaviour won’t be tolerated.
     
  14. avocado

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    Rub sandpaper on a cricket ball;
    Cricket Australia : “Nine month ban!”

    Carry out a home invasion and threaten a family/stomp on someone’s head;
    NRL: “Don’t do it again”

    Greenberg needs to make an example of someone. But he’s weak as piss.
     
  15. T.S Quint

    T.S Quint First Grade

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    Anyone found guilty of a violent or sexual crime would be a lifetime ban.
    Serious drug charges (relating to selling or trafficking) also.

    Drink driving would incur a much harsher punishment than it does now. I’d say a year-long ban. It’s so easy to not drink and drive that they need to have the NRL come down extremely hard on them to get them to realise it’s just not worth it.
     
  16. Valheru

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    There are low level violent and sexual offences but I guess that is another issue and yes we can all agree that the NRL needs to be harsher on players convicted.

    A year long ban for low range drink driving seems harsh considering the law wouldn't even disqualify the driver from driving.
     
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  17. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    One is an action within a sport, breaking the rules only of that sport, where the governing body has complete jurisdiction; the other is a criminal act in a foreign country (which he was convicted for and sentenced for by the relevant authorities).

    I would certainly agree the NRL should've been more concerned about Lodge's return and the compensation issue, but this kind of simplistic random comparison is not helpful to anything at all.
     
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  18. T.S Quint

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    Yes it’s harsh. Drink driving is way too prevalent in this country, and seems to be happening often with NRL players. It is a dangerous action which is easily avoided.
    Call a f**king Uber for f**ks sake!

    As for low level violent and sexual offences, I don’t care. You’re gone.
    Let the other sports be the ‘second chance’ sports. We can be the ‘we don’t tolerate this shit’ sport.
     
  19. AJB1102

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    Don't punch the merkin though!
     
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