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Ex-wife of Sam Burgess speaks out following court case shock

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Phoebe Burgess – ex-wife of retired NRL superstar Sam Burgess – has slammed the outcome of her former spouse’s court case.

Police dropped allegations against Sam after being accused of domestic violence as well as drug and alcohol abuse whilst the two were married.

But, now Phoebe has said she also feels ‘relief’ for the outcome.

“I am not surprised police feel unable to proceed to prosecution, and to be honest I feel some relief that my family’s trauma will now not be the subject of a criminal trial,” she told The Australian.

She has also called on the NRL to do more to help what she feels is a culture of misogyny.

“I look forward to the day the NRL takes action to clean up this game, which has become the punchline of every terrible joke about sexism, violence and cover-ups,” Phoebe added.

“This is not the first episode, nor will it be the last, so I ask the NRL not to take a step back when it comes to reforming codes of conduct that allow situations like these to simply disappear.”

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