Karmichael Hunt charged with drug possession

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    Update: Karmichael Hunt has been stood down from his training and playing commitments effective immediately and indefinitely after news broke that he was charged with drug possession on Saturday.

    Rugby Australia statement 31/12/2017
    Queensland Rugby Union, Rugby Australia and Karmichael Hunt have today agreed that it is in the best interests of all parties that Karmichael is stood down immediately from any team-related Rugby activities, including training and playing commitments.

    The parties are awaiting information from the Queensland Police pertaining to the circumstances of the recent allegations before any next steps or return to Rugby activities will be contemplated.

    Karmichael Hunt is cooperating fully with the Rugby Australia Integrity Unit and Queensland Rugby Union investigation and, given that this is an ongoing police matter, there will be no further comment from the parties.

    Previous: Queensland Reds and Wallabies player Karmichael Hunt has been arrested in Brisbane and charged with drug possession.

    Queensland police confirmed on Saturday morning that two men had been arrested in Fortitude Valley. Hunt was the only player involved in the incident.

    “An incident involving Karmichael Hunt occurred which resulted in his arrest,” said Hunt’s lawyer, Adam Magill.

    “At this stage no further instructions have been taken.

    “There were two males involved and there has been a subsequent charge of possession. They have been charged conjointly.”

    Hunt has been told to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 29.

    He has previously been fined after pleading guilty to four charges of cocaine possession in 2015.

    Rugby Australia released a brief statement regarding the incident on Saturday afternoon.

    Rugby Australia statement 30/12/2017
    Rugby Australia has today been made aware of an incident involving Wallabies and Queensland Reds back Karmichael Hunt in Brisbane overnight. It is understood Hunt was arrested and has subsequently been released by Queensland Police.

    Rugby Australia takes all matters relating to the off-field behaviour of its players seriously and has commenced an investigation into the incident in conjunction with the Queensland Rugby Union.

    No further comment will be made at this time.

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    • December 30th 2017 @ 1:43pm
      Redsback said | December 30th 2017 @ 1:43pm | ! Report

      Thanks for the memories. Has to be terminated. Hope this opens the door back up to Cooper. Not looking like being a good season for the Reds.

      • December 30th 2017 @ 7:36pm
        Rebellion said | December 30th 2017 @ 7:36pm | ! Report

        No great loss

        It took him about 3 years to score his first try and his highlights reel from his first two seasons would be a real snooze fest

        I actually think this will be a good thing for the Reds

        • January 1st 2018 @ 9:58am
          tyrone said | January 1st 2018 @ 9:58am | ! Report

          I think you must watch different games than I do. He may not have been the best on field every game but he did plenty of good things in a poor team.

          Good ridance

    • December 30th 2017 @ 1:51pm
      chappy said | December 30th 2017 @ 1:51pm | ! Report

      That’ll learn Ya!

      What a Turkey!

      Why the Reds ever got this AFL reject is beyond me in the first place.

      • January 2nd 2018 @ 3:26pm
        Mmmmm..k said | January 2nd 2018 @ 3:26pm | ! Report

        The sad thing is that he didn’t learn and did it again.
        The first time he got himself off lightly by ratting out others. This is really bad. Committing a crime, getting caught and then getting yourself off by telling on others?!
        He did the crime, he should have done the time.
        No body forced him to do it and he pointed the finger to get off. Shame!
        Now, he’s gone and been caught again?

        Justice has been served…at least partially.

    • December 30th 2017 @ 2:01pm
      Pat said | December 30th 2017 @ 2:01pm | ! Report

      What an idiot.

      • December 31st 2017 @ 1:25pm
        Rossco said | December 31st 2017 @ 1:25pm | ! Report

        French Rugby here I come

        • December 31st 2017 @ 5:58pm
          BackinBlack said | December 31st 2017 @ 5:58pm | ! Report

          I’m pretty sure French Rugby isn’t interested in a Junkie whose attack is comparable with a slightly above average club footballer.
          ‘K’ should do the right thing and resign. It’s irresponsible to have him represent the code to juniors when he spends half his time hovering over mirrors facing the ceiling

          • January 2nd 2018 @ 8:06pm
            Train Without A Station said | January 2nd 2018 @ 8:06pm | ! Report

            Hunt should be terminated from Aus Rugby.

            But calling him a junkie is absolutely ludicrous.

            • January 3rd 2018 @ 11:00pm
              nerval said | January 3rd 2018 @ 11:00pm | ! Report

              True, TWAS, but “terminated” is a rather severe choice of word too, isn’t it?

              • January 4th 2018 @ 12:37am
                Train Without A Station said | January 4th 2018 @ 12:37am | ! Report

                Haha yes. Perhaps just his contract then?

    • December 30th 2017 @ 2:30pm
      Dally said | December 30th 2017 @ 2:30pm | ! Report

      It’ll be interesting to see what this translates to in terms of consequences, as we do tend to allow our players to behave any way they like and still maintain Wallaby eligibility and selection.

      • December 31st 2017 @ 3:08pm
        Sheriff said | December 31st 2017 @ 3:08pm | ! Report

        The REA will probably give him 6 months off on full pay as they normally do

    • December 30th 2017 @ 2:36pm
      Taylorman said | December 30th 2017 @ 2:36pm | ! Report

      Happy new year Brad!

      Love, KH.😀

      • January 1st 2018 @ 7:16am
        Ruckin Oaf said | January 1st 2018 @ 7:16am | ! Report

        Has either Thorn or the Reds issued a statement yet??

        • January 1st 2018 @ 11:58am
          Vic rugby said | January 1st 2018 @ 11:58am | ! Report

          Thorn has said he is currently looking for kh and we will know when he finds him👊

    • December 30th 2017 @ 2:39pm
      Pilferer said | December 30th 2017 @ 2:39pm | ! Report

      Big test for Caslte to kick off her tenure.
      Wonder if he tries the Kenny-dowell defence .

      • December 30th 2017 @ 7:14pm
        Dontcallmeshirley said | December 30th 2017 @ 7:14pm | ! Report

        If she is smart she will not go in too hard too early. She should wait to see the outcome of the police investigation. He is innocent until demonstrated otherwise.

        If the police say guilty she should then come in with a strong statement.

        • January 2nd 2018 @ 3:52am
          Dan in Devon said | January 2nd 2018 @ 3:52am | ! Report

          That’s the first sensible comment I have read on here. Well said.

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