Karmichael Hunt pleads guilty, cops fine

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    Karmichael Hunt has pleaded guilty to possession of Xanax and contravening a police direction in court on Monday, and has been hit with a $600 fine.

    Hunt failed to report to his local police station inside the requested time frame to provide fingerprints, leading to the charge for contravening a police direction.

    The initial charge of possession of cocaine was dropped by police due to a lack of evidence. No conviction was recorded against his name.

    Hunt was charged with drug possession late last year after being arrested in Brisbane, after having previously plead guilty to four charges of cocaine possession in 2015.

    He was shortly afterwards stood down from all rugby activities including training and playing commitments. It is not clear yet what his future will be in the Super Rugby competition.

    The Reds signed Aidan Toua from the Brumbies earlier this month, and he looks likely to be the replacement for Hunt in their side should Hunt be unavailable.

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    • February 19th 2018 @ 11:03am
      Tony said | February 19th 2018 @ 11:03am | ! Report

      Watch Dumbo Thorn rush him back into the team this week.

    • Roar Guru

      February 19th 2018 @ 12:50pm
      Paul Dawson said | February 19th 2018 @ 12:50pm | ! Report

      You’d have to think Hunt ain’t that interested in his kids and family if he needs a whole bunch of blowie for a night out. Lack of evidence is all that saved him here, the only time someone is out in a carpark with a Xanax on them on a night out is to bring themselves down from a drug induced high, but whatever.

      • February 19th 2018 @ 2:58pm
        KingCowboy said | February 19th 2018 @ 2:58pm | ! Report

        Don’t kids these days take Xanax with energy drinks, its a way of beating the drug testers?

    • February 19th 2018 @ 12:53pm
      Cantab said | February 19th 2018 @ 12:53pm | ! Report

      Good go for the reds then.

    • February 19th 2018 @ 1:20pm
      Malo said | February 19th 2018 @ 1:20pm | ! Report

      Make him captain of the wallabies and give him a top up

    • Roar Pro

      February 19th 2018 @ 1:32pm
      Ballymore Brumby said | February 19th 2018 @ 1:32pm | ! Report

      Hopefully this puts the current matter to rest and that the QRU act in a reasonable and logical manner going forward – there is now no reason why Hunt should not restart training again with the group – I’m sure Thorn can lay down the law to him and make his terms clear.

      Its to soon play him in round one however.

      Hopefully the relentless character assassination and innuendo will subside and the sooner he’s on the field the better.

      After all, its rather paltry compared to Michael Cheika’s two fines for his behaviour…. but *ho hum* and still waiting for his repair bill to be paid for smashing up Canberra Stadium in 2014…

      • February 19th 2018 @ 1:47pm
        Tony said | February 19th 2018 @ 1:47pm | ! Report

        If Hunt plays after his second run in with the law and Thorn plays him this year but not Quade, it definatley smacks of sour grapes and jobs for mates. ( Brad Thorns Team culture ) Remember Brad Thorn and Hunt were teammates in that 2006 Broncos premiership team.Thorn loves Karmichael. He will play this year for the Reds.Lock it in Eddie.

        • Roar Guru

          February 19th 2018 @ 2:51pm
          Paul Dawson said | February 19th 2018 @ 2:51pm | ! Report

          Honestly I’d much rather see Hunt playing than Quade – at least he’s only a —- off the field

        • Roar Pro

          February 19th 2018 @ 3:20pm
          Ballymore Brumby said | February 19th 2018 @ 3:20pm | ! Report

          “Scott Higginbotham has charge of obstructing police dropped after ‘negotiations’” – ABC article headline September 2017. He’s now the skipper. So yeah there’s that.

          • February 19th 2018 @ 4:36pm
            Tony said | February 19th 2018 @ 4:36pm | ! Report

            Higgers captain after that.Well that just confirms Thorns eating of sour grapes over the QC issue then doesn`t it Ballymore Brumby.- Is that an ” Oxymoron ” BTW ?

            • February 19th 2018 @ 10:35pm
              Mmmmm..k said | February 19th 2018 @ 10:35pm | ! Report

              What’s QC got to do with any of this?

              • February 21st 2018 @ 11:56am
                Tony said | February 21st 2018 @ 11:56am | ! Report

                Did you not read Paul D`s comment.You can backtrack now Mmmmmmmmmm..kkkk

        • February 19th 2018 @ 7:20pm
          Ruckin' Oaf said | February 19th 2018 @ 7:20pm | ! Report

          “QRU act in a reasonable and logical manner going forward”

          I dunno if this is optimism or insanity.

      • February 19th 2018 @ 5:28pm
        Redsfan1 said | February 19th 2018 @ 5:28pm | ! Report

        You are kidding of course? Hunt pleaded guilty. Second time in as many years before court and he has been found guilty let’s not forget.

        Has most definitely brought the Reds and rugby into disrepute. He has got to go for the credibility and standard of the game.

        • Roar Guru

          February 19th 2018 @ 5:33pm
          Paul Dawson said | February 19th 2018 @ 5:33pm | ! Report

          What’s left to bring into disrepute?

      • February 20th 2018 @ 9:24am
        ken gargett said | February 20th 2018 @ 9:24am | ! Report

        “no reason why Hunt should not restart training again with the group – I’m sure Thorn can lay down the law to him and make his terms clear”.

        not trying to have a go at you but why on earth would you have any confidence that such a thing was possible? hunt had issues at the broncos (something about a toilet springs to mind), was heavily involved in the drug culture while part of the AFL and now has contravened again as a member of the reds. it clearly has not got through to him yet so why would you think that thorn (or god himself) laying down the law would succeed? i wish i had that confidence.

        nor do i see what this has to do with cheika’s behaviour nor cooper’s nor anyone else, referring to other posts? for all those bagging thorn before the reds have even kicked off this year, be interesting to see if they are all posting apologies if proven wrong.

        as for cooper, the info i heard (from a recent wallaby so hopefully reasonably accurate) was that cooper was given numerous opportunities to conform, to join the program, but he showed no interest. he was determined to continue as always. do things his way – which does not include the intensive training and commitment thorn was demanding. eventually, thorn was left with no choice. and i say that as a very long term reds fan who counts the magic cooper showed us in 2011 among his fondest rugby memories. but if a player continually ignores the coach, what else could happen? as sad as that is. cooper has no one to blame but himself.

    • February 19th 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Michael R said | February 19th 2018 @ 2:15pm | ! Report

      Relevant point re: something that was dealt with 4 years ago bro

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