Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped

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Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped

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Canberra Raiders rising star Tom Starling charged with assaulting a police officer in NSW

Rising Canberra Raiders NRL star Tom Starling has been charged with assaulting police during a brawl outside a bar on the NSW Central Coast.

The 22-year-old had cuts across his nose and eye and was carrying bail papers as he emerged from Gosford Police Station this morning.

Read more: https://www.9news.com.au/national/canbe ... 0859bbeabb

NRL launches investigation after player charged with assaulting police: https://7news.com.au/sport/rugby-league ... -c-1715606

Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling arrested, charged with assaulting police

Canberra Raiders youngster Tom Starling has been arrested after an alleged brawl on the Central Coast overnight.

The 22-year-old has been charged with assaulting police and an NRL investigation has been launched.

Read more: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/ ... smerxx9m48

Raiders rising star arrested and charged with assaulting police: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... bb267e1f93

Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling arrested for allegedly assaulting police: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280

Club statement: Tom Starling

The Canberra Raiders have been made aware of an incident involving Tom Starling overnight. The club has informed the NRL integrity unit. The club will not be making further comment.

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The stupidity of Rugby League players is absolutely incredible
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Until we know the facts..let’s not judge him.
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Arrested and charged with assault police after a brawl on the central coast...
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Man he copped a hiding by the look of the pictures
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Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling arrested, charged with assaulting police

Canberra Raiders youngster Tom Starling has been arrested after an alleged brawl on the Central Coast overnight.

The 22-year-old has been charged with assaulting police and an NRL investigation has been launched.

Read more: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/ ... smerxx9m48
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NSW police assaulted; four men charged after brawl at Central Coast licenced restaurant

Four men have been charged after police were allegedly assaulted during a brawl on the Central Coast last night.

The 22-year-old man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty (x5), affray and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

They were all granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday 21 January 2021.

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Hope its a case of a brawl happening, he got dragged into it.
The cops and riot squad came in.
And abit of hitting/pushing/shoving the wrong person being a police officer after being grabbed and pulled away going into some sort of self defence head mode.
Because well if its as big of a brawl as they are claiming you wouldnt know whos hitting who and whos grabbing who. And starling might of hit or done something to the police thinking it was someone else, and they then layed into him.

Havent seen photos of him yet.


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Read the link above
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Raiders666 wrote:Read the link above
That link wasnt up when i posted it Image, sounds like a case of them seeing their mate get dragged away and they came to try and "help" him, which is stupid.
Also sounds like the "assault" of the police wasnt acturally an assault. But more them being dicks andtrying to hinder.


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Starlo certainly got hit pretty hard...
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I'm totally having a guess but the damage to the cops hand and the damage to Starlings face may or may not be linked
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The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
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Wait and see as usual. Looks like next stop at court is January. Can’t imagine it will be a stand down issue unless I’ve missed something? (11 year in jail rule) but just have to make sure his head is in right place.

Whatever the circumstances though, stupidity to put ones self in this situation. These young fellas need solid people around them when out on the drink so that if things do go south a calm head can de-escalate and vacate ASAP.
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Please remember everyone... as usual, stick to the facts as reported in reputable media reports. Thanks.
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Botman wrote:The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
Hmmmm, interesting. Do you suspect Ben Cummins might be somehow involved?
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It's disappointing that he put himself in a position where these sorts of allegations could be made. No doubt that the truth will come out eventually one way or the other. I'll reserve my judgement until then.
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The Nickman wrote:
Botman wrote:The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
Hmmmm, interesting. Do you suspect Ben Cummins might be somehow involved?
I imagine that Starling had Cummins back. Just like he has ours.
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Going to somewhere called the "Shady Palms Bar Restaurant" was his first mistake.
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Looks like the cops did the damage to themselves on his face 😂
Gonna be a long wait until Jan for the footage here zzz
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The Nickman wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:30 am
Botman wrote:The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
Hmmmm, interesting. Do you suspect Ben Cummins might be somehow involved?
I do... now
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5 assault police charges looks unusual/like a good old fashioned load up- according to detective sergeant AFP mate of mine. It's the NSW police default reaction to when they go a bit overboard, we saw it with Scott. So I'll remain skeptical this time. $90 million in payouts it's coming from nowhere.

As it is, Starling will get a fine and probably a few weeks suspension just for being involved and has probably ceded the bench hooking role to Havilii for the early season.
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Botman wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:52 am
The Nickman wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:30 am
Botman wrote:The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
Hmmmm, interesting. Do you suspect Ben Cummins might be somehow involved?
I do... now
I've got 247 people willing to sign affidavits that the crowd were calling for police to stop hitting him (Starling) but Cummins popped up and said, "No, six again" and they just laid into him afresh.
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Based on the photos I wouldn't back him in a fight..

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You would presume the club has cctv footage ( then again it is called the shady palms) and the cops will have body cam going

Tbh I am surprised noone has leaked smart phone footage by now

For me it comes down to why did he intervene? Were the cops heavy handed with his mate? And what he actually did.

Once again i will wait till the truth comes out before I tar and feather him
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BadnMean wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:59 am
Botman wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:52 am
The Nickman wrote: December 6, 2020, 10:30 am
Botman wrote:The boys in blue couldnt get our dear Curtis, so they've come for Tom!
Hmmmm, interesting. Do you suspect Ben Cummins might be somehow involved?
I do... now
I've got 247 people willing to sign affidavits that the crowd were calling for police to stop hitting him (Starling) but Cummins popped up and said, "No, six again" and they just laid into him afresh.
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Shocking stuff. Hard to think there's any way Starling comes out of this - we all said the same about Scott though.

Tbh I am more concerned about this development:

"Reynolds will link with Wests Tigers 2005 grand final winning fullback Josh Hodgson who has just taken over as head coach at Hull FC."

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Roger Kenworthy wrote: December 6, 2020, 11:25 am Shocking stuff. Hard to think there's any way Starling comes out of this - we all said the same about Scott though.

Tbh I am more concerned about this development:

"Reynolds will link with Wests Tigers 2005 grand final winning fullback Josh Hodgson who has just taken over as head coach at Hull FC."

https://coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1 ... ssion=true
Fingers crossed its josh starling and tom hodgson! :roflmao
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A bashed-up Canberra hooker Tom Starling will claim that he never threw a punch and was not acting aggressively

A bashed-up Canberra hooker Tom Starling will claim that he never threw a punch and was not acting aggressively, before he was charged with assaulting police during a Saturday night brawl on the Central Coast.

On the night of the incident Starling was with family and friends — including Knights duo Kalyn Ponga and Connor Watson — for Watson’s brother’s 21st at an establishment in Avoca. Starling’s brother claims he heard a distasteful comment which he understands was towards his mother, which triggered an altercation.

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It wants my money, anything new in that article?
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Raiders666 wrote: December 6, 2020, 9:15 am The stupidity of Rugby League players is absolutely incredible
Amen. To even put himself in that situation... seriously, these blokes have no brains at all.
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Read the whole thread shaking my head and finally get to the most recent post and it sounds a whole lot better



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Out with family, including his brother and mother. Not the usual boofhead scenario it seemed.

I’d put my money on more embarrassment coming NSW Police’s way.
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