Inglis arrested

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Here we go again guys:

SUPERSTAR Melbourne Storm rugby league player Greg Inglis has been charged with the alleged assault of his girlfriend.

Inglis was arrested at his Melbourne home today and questioned by police over an attack on his partner, which allegedly left her with a black eye.

Inglis, who is a fixture in Australian and Queensland representative teams, is regarded as one of the best players in the world.

But his glittering career may have hit a major hurdle with allegations that led to police arresting him at his Altona Meadows home today.

Inglis was later questioned by police and charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault before being bailed to appear in Sunshine Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Inglis was later served with an intervention order over the alleged incident.

The mercurial Inglis was recently awarded the Wally Lewis Medal for being best player in this year's State-of-Origin series against New South Wales.

The arrest could have massive ramifications for the Storm, which sits third on the ladder in the shadows of the finals and is another episode in a wretched off-field year for his sport.

In May last year, Storm officials cleared Inglis of any wrong-doing after allegations he was involved in a drunken Good Friday brawl were aired on radio.

The club's chief executive Brian Waldron said at the time that the star's girlfriend Sally Robinson had been verbally insulted by a patron at the Icebergs venue in Williamstown.

"Greg took offence at the manner in which his partner was spoken to and a brief verbal exchange took place. After nothing more than a few heated words, Greg and his girlfriend left the establishment," Mr Waldron said.

Icebergs management later said they had no problem with the conduct of Inglis.

The Inglis drama is yet another bitter blow for the National Rugby League in a year of continuous off-field controversies.

The code chose Inglis and Manly star Brett Stewart as the faces of the code to feature in a $1.5 million advertising campaign.

But it took a major hit when sexual assault allegations were levelled against Stewart shorty before the season was due to start.

Inglis is studying to be a social worker and recently visited his old home town of Bowraville in NSW to talk to high school kids about not going down the wrong track.

He was in July voted the NRL's Good Guy of the Month for his efforts to help the young.

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I wonder if this will be on the back page tomorrow?
 
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Don't think we can discuss....can we?

I don't believe so. This thread will quickly lead to speculation which could prove potentially damaging for the forum. The thread will be closed for now.
 
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Melbourne Storm's Greg Inglis charged with assault
By Mark Buttler and Anthony Dowsley
Herald Sun
August 11, 2009 12:01am

MELBOURNE Storm superstar Greg Inglis has been stood down indefinitely after he was charged over an alleged assault on his girlfriend, the Herald Sun reports.

Sally Robinson has black eyes and bruising on her face, allegedly the legacy of an attack by Inglis in the early hours of Sunday.

Inglis, a regular in the Australian rugby league Test team, won a premiership with the Storm in 2007 and is regarded as perhaps the world's best.

But his career may be over after the allegations that led to police arresting him at his Altona Meadows home.

Inglis, 22, was questioned and charged at Altona North police station before being given bail. He faces counts of recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault when he appears in Sunshine Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years' jail on each charge.

Inglis and his partner arrived separately at the home yesterday.

She appeared to be trying to hide the injuries behind her hair as she got out of her car and rushed into the garage.

Storm chief executive officer Brian Waldron arrived soon after, before leaving with a document.

Another official drove Ms Robinson away about 30 minutes after she arrived. She wore sunglasses and did not want to talk about what happened.

The official told the Herald Sun they were "working out the facts" of what had occurred.

Inglis was also tight-lipped about why police had questioned him earlier in the day, leaving the property at 5.30pm.

Storm board members held a teleconference last night and unanimously decided to stand down Inglis.

Mr Waldron did not return calls from the Herald Sun. But in a statement last night the club confirmed Inglis had been stood down from all club activities pending the police investigation.

The club's board acted after Victoria Police charged Inglis.

"The board has tonight made the decision to stand Greg Inglis down for an indefinite period," Mr Waldron said in the statement.

"The Melbourne Storm is vehemently opposed to any situation that in any way endangers the health, safety and wellbeing of any woman.

"The club has taken a strong stance in the past towards behaviour of this type and will continue to do so.

"As such this decision is made in the best interests of all parties concerned."

NRL chief executive David Gallop told the Herald Sun: "Clearly this is a very serious matter. While we're waiting for further details from Melbourne, there are some things for which there can be no justification.

"Our counselling services will be made available to the woman and, of course, Greg. I'm comfortable that Melbourne are taking the matter very seriously and will announce their course of action as soon as possible."

The arrest could have massive ramifications for the Storm, which sits third on the ladder in the shadows of the finals, and is another episode in a wretched off-field year for the sport.

Inglis was recently awarded the Wally Lewis Medal for being best player in Queensland's victorious State-of-Origin team against New South Wales.

Clubs and the code's administrators have become increasingly intolerant of bad off-field behaviour, issuing suspensions and huge fines on those who shame the game.

In May last year, Storm officials cleared Inglis after allegations he was involved in a drunken Good Friday brawl were aired on radio.

The code chose Inglis and Manly star Brett Stewart as the faces of NRL to feature in a $1.5 million ad campaign.

But it took a major hit when sexual assault allegations were levelled against Stewart shorty before the season started.

Inglis is studying to be a social worker and recently visited his old home town of Bowraville in NSW to talk to high school kids about not going down the wrong track.

He was voted NRL's Good Guy of the Month in July for his efforts to help the young.
 

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INGIS TO RETURN TO FULL PLAYING DUTIES
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Source: [www.melbournestorm.com.au](http://www.melbournestorm.com.au)
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The Melbourne Storm board has today given approval for Greg Inglis to return to full playing duties.
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The decision was made in consultation with the National Rugby League and the club's key stakeholders and is effective immediately.
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"Since this extremely sensitive situation first came to our attention, our main concern has always been the health, safety and wellbeing of all parties involved. While public interest in the matter is unavoidable, the strong advice we have received remains that all parties involved require a level of privacy, as they independently deal with what is a difficult and now public situation," said Melbourne Storm CEO Brian Waldron.
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"Given all the information we have received at this stage, we believe in fairness, and in the best interests of Greg Inglis' wellbeing that he resumes his playing responsibilities.
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"I have spoken to NRL CEO David Gallop and he has accepted the decision.
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"We have demonstrated transparency regarding this matter from the outset and have continually declared our determination to allow the current judicial process to run its course.
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"In no way do we expect this decision by the board to influence or interfere with the current judicial proceedings relating to the matter.
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"As this matter remains before the courts we will not be making any further comment relating to that matter."
 

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Aka "We need to secure a home final so we don't care what he is accused of. Bellyache threatened to beat me if I didn't let him play"
 
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