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[ edit] 2006 

[ edit] 2007 

  • Richard Williams was charged with assault after an incident in Narooma [61]  
  • Frank Pritchard and his brother Tom were charged with affray after a violent street brawl in Liverpool. Frank was stabbed twice in the thumb and Tom suffered a stab wound to the heart during the brawl. [62] [63]  
  • Wes Naiqama was convicted of driving while disqualified for the fourth time. His licence was suspended until 2015, and he was sentenced to eight months periodic detention with a four-month non-parole period. [64] [65]  
  • Anthony Laffranchi was charged with the sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman. Shortly before the alleged rape took place, Laffranchi and a group of Wests Tigers players had partaken in a drinking session at the Sapphire nightclub in Kings Cross as part of the team's 'Mad Monday' end-of-season celebrations. [66] [67] [68] After regaining consciousness, the woman alleged she was the victim of a date rape drug. A Wests Tigers player claimed the woman came back "quite willingly" to the party at Five Dock and he thought it was "all systems go". [69] Laffranchi was acquitted of the charge.  
  • Bryce Gibbs refused to leave a bar while drinking at Rosehill Racecourse, allegedly spat in the face of a police officer and tried to headbutt another before being detained. He was charged with obstructing police, assaulting police, resisting arrest, criminal damage and failure to leave a licensed premises when requested. [70] [71] [72]  
  • Craig Gower, inebriated with alcohol at a Kings Cross cocktail bar, allegedly tried to kiss one man before biting him on the neck and sparking a brawl in which he is accused of assaulting another man [73] [74].  
  • Craig Trindall was charged with intentionally causing serious injury after allegedly bashing a woman in the face with a children's blackboard. [75] [76] The woman suffered a broken nose, shattered eye socket and had timber splinters embedded near her brain [77].  
  • Willie Mason verbally harassed a female journalist from radio station 2GB as she tried to conduct interviews with other players at Sydney Airport, resulting in a complaint from 2GB to the Bulldogs club and the ARL The reporter, Michelle Keighran later said she felt "belittled" and "embarrassed" and was reduced to tears over the incident. [78] [79] [80] [81] [82]  
  • Chris Walker was reportedly involved in a nightclub scuffle over a pair of broken sunglasses at Melbas nightclub in the Gold Coast in which several glasses were smashed. Walker had been drinking for "some time" before the altercation occurred. [83] It was later revealed that Walker had been battling with alcoholism. [84]  
  • Bulldogs legend Terry Lamb was accused of assaulting another man during a fit of rage at a golfing function. The alleged victim, (Cabramatta club member Greg Davison) claimed that Terry Lamb punched him in the face, causing cuts and bruises to his head. Lamb denied the allegations. [85]  
  • Anthony Watmough was accused of violence towards his girlfriend. In court, she alleged that Watmough threw metal coins at her, attacked her with a chair, and jammed her in between a sliding door. [86]  
  • Todd Carney drove a vehicle whilst already disqualified for drunk driving, which escalated into a high-speed [87] car chase through the Canberra suburb of Bruce as he attempted to escape police. The ACT Magistrates Court placed Carney on a 12-month good behaviour bond, banned him from driving until 2012, and sentenced him to 200 hours of community service. [88]  
  • Sonny Bill Williams was caught in a compromising position with model Candice Falzon, with a photo taken by a mobile phone of the incident published on the Daily Telegraph website. Williams later apologised to his girlfriend. [89]  [90] He was later caught by police relieving himself outside of a nightclub in Cronulla and fined $650, subsequently admitting to an alcohol problem and later on in the year was caught speeding 20 km over the legal limit of the area. [91]  [92]  
  • Ben Roberts pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle and not displaying P-plates. [93]  
  • Michael Crockett was charged with sexual assault. [94] [95] The charges were later dismissed without the need for a jury trial. [96]  
  • Jason King was charged with drink driving after being allegedly caught with a blood alcohol level of 0.085. [97]  
  • Andrew Johns admits he used recreational drugs throughout his illustrious career. [98]  
  • Ian Lacey and John Te Reo were charged with intentionally causing serious injury to a bank worker, who suffered a fractured skull and bleeding of the brain. The Brisbane Broncos subsequently terminated their contracts. [99]  
  • Brent Todd sentenced to 12 months' home detention for poker machine fraud. [100]  

[ edit] 2008 

[ edit] 2009 

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