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@The_Patriot i wouldn’t want him anywhere near the tigers with his past history mate. I am all for second chances but that’s just something I can’t cop. Good player though just too much baggage for me Patriot.
So you are not all for second chances if you don’t like it.
Sounds very liberal.
It’s not Tetevano’s 2nd chance. He was charged for bashing his girlfriend 4 times. How anyone could support this signing is beyond me.
There is a chance he may play for us, of course some people are willing to look past his disgusting behaviour!
Yeah that’s pretty bad eh? And yet somehow the guy is not in gaol and is free to play in the NRL, even at international level! I don’t get it at all.
I’m very conflicted - he is a good player and we really need a good prop, and I would welcome his signing, but when I think of what he has done and how he has gotten away with it scot free, it kinda makes me sick. Different to players like Packer, who have shown genuine remorse for their single dog act. This guy has offended 4 times! There is obviously no remorse for his actions there.
To the poster who earlier commented that it was all history, try telling that to his girlfriend, whom I’m sure lives with the trauma of what he has done to her, every single day.
He served 9 months for the offences and hasn’t re-offended since.
Unfortunately, if the articles are to be believed, he grew up around domestic violence and probably didn’t have the best role models around him.
This is not to excuse or minimise the behaviour, however, he’s done his time and one can only hope he has learned from his past.
He did his time yes. But the NRL cannot be taken seriously until they are shown to be heavy hitting and consistant with blokes that do appalling things towards women. There’s no excuse EVER to abuse women. Sadly, some dispute this. You do that, there should be certain privileges that are gone for good and playing football for mass amounts of cash is one. If you’re a repeat offender then there should be absolutely no way back. No sympathy. No more chances. Get lost. You pretend to pee in your mouth or hump a dog you get more punishment apparently. Where’s the logic there?
Well, you can’t say he had zero punishment compared to Pearce or Monaghan. He served time in prison…no doubt did a number of anger management and domestic violence courses and was deemed to be rehabilitated.
I guess it’s about where you stand on the spectrum. Are you willing to draw a line in the sand and let the man try and make a positive change from his past or would you prefer to define him on his past?
He was only 20 years old when this happened and given his circumstances and the punishment he’s served, I am more willing to forgive a young misguided bloke so he can get his life back on track and moving in the right direction. I don’t see what good it does to perpetually punish him by taking away his career? By your logic, no business should hire him if the time he served doesn’t allow him a second chance at redemption. Are you ok if he works at a servo? as a chippy? in the mines? What is acceptable to you for him to earn a living?
You can’t just have every ex-prisoner out on the street with nothing to aspire to because they’ll just end up back in gaol.
If he offends again, then fine, he would have had his chance and he would have blown it (ala Ben Barba), but as of now, I support any kid who’s done something wrong, learns from their mistake and tries to make positive strides forward.