NRL star could face 14-year sentence after alleged hammer attack as he is granted bail for huge sum

Yesterday it was revealed that NRL player Talatau Amone had been charged over an alleged incident which occurred earlier in 2022.

A member of the St George Illawarra Dragons side, the club have subsequently made a statement.

It reads as follows:

“Dragons player Talatau Amone has been charged in relation to an alleged incident earlier this year.

“The club has notified the NRL integrity unit.

“As this is a legal matter the club will be making no further comment.”

According to the Sydney Morning Herald he has been hit with a number of charges pertaining to an alleged hammer attack near his home.

He has subsequently been denied bail.

Following this, he has subsequently been granted bail for a huge sum of $100,000 according to the Canberra Times.

This comes after he was initially denied bail.

The terms of his bail mean he cannot leave his home unless he’s required to attend court, visit his lawyers, fulfil work commitments for his NRL club, attend medical appointments or if there’s a medical emergency.

NSW Police have alleged that two tradesmen working at a neighbouring property were confronted by three men armed with hammers.

One of the tradesmen was allegedly pushed off a roof, falling two metres and sustaining injuries to his wrists, arms and hip.

Junior Amone’s father Talatau Amone, 46, was arrested at the scene and has remained in custody since then. Police have circulated images of a third unidentified man.

The charge of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm in company carries a maximum 14-year jail sentence, which is expected to automatically invoke the NRL no-fault stand-down policy.

It is not an ideal situation for the club especially as they deal with other recent controversies.

At the end of last season only three of their top 30 attended the end of season awards at the club.

Meanwhile, there was a recent scrap between players at a training session in front of fans which has sparked widespread discussion.

Furthermore, the club has suggested a controversial name change which would end the harmony between the two clubs who came together to form this side with the Illawarra part of the name potentially being dropped in the near future.

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