Melbourne Storm star Tui Kamikamica given huge punishment following ‘physical altercation’ with a woman

Melbourne Storm forward Tui Kamikamica has been handed a nine-match ban and $10,000 fine following a “physical altercation” with a woman last year.

Kamikamica will serve the ban retrospectively and be available for selection after Round 9 this weekend after being unavailable due to the NRL’s no fault stand down policy.

The 27-year-old was charged by Queensland Police with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but found not guilty.

However, the NRL are still charging him after seeing video evidence, stating: “The National Rugby League has issued Melbourne Storm player Tui Kamikamica with a Breach Notice alleging he brought the game into disrepute following an incident in Brisbane on 13 November last year,” the NRL said in a statement.

“Following the conclusion of the criminal proceedings the NRL has reviewed available CCTV footage of the incident which showed Kamikamica in a physical altercation with a female member of the public. Any form of violence against women will not be tolerated by the NRL.

“The Breach Notice proposes Kamikamica be suspended for 9 matches and fined $10,000 with 50 per cent suspended pending completion of mandatory personal development and tailored rehabilitation programs.

“In considering the sanction, the NRL has taken into account the player’s previous clear record and forthright evidence.”

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