Jack Wighton allegedly involved in nightclub incident

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  1. rhugh89

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    Wighton allegedly involved in nightclub incident


    NRL.com
    Tue 3 Apr 2018, 11:54 AM



    The Canberra Raiders are investigating allegations fullback Jack Wighton has been involved in a nightclub incident.

    In a report published by News Corp, Wighton is alleged to have been involved in an incident in Canberra before the start of the season and the Raiders have released a statement.

    "The Canberra Raiders are aware of an incident involving Jack Wighton and have been cooperating with ACT Policing on their investigation.

    "The Raiders have notified the NRL Integrity unit and will be not making any further comment as the incident is an ongoing police investigation."

    An NRL spokesman said ACT Policing had been looking into the matter in recent weeks but the league and the Raiders were waiting to see the outcome of that investigation before deciding whether further action was needed.

    Wighton, who turned 25 in February, has started at fullback in all four of Canberra's matches this season.

    He has made 121 NRL appearances for the Raiders since he made his debut in 2012.

    The Raiders have had a poor start to their Telstra Premiership campaign, losing all four of their clashes, the first three were narrow defeats leading into last Saturday night's 32-16 drubbing at the hands of Manly at Lottoland.

    More to come


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    They should sack him immediately.
    (we should sign him 3 minutes after they sack him)
     
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    Raiders star Jack Wighton in alleged nightclub fight


    Phil Rothfield, Sports Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
    April 3, 2018 10:26am



    THE immediate playing future of Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton is under a cloud over allegations he was involved in a serious incident with up to three men at an ACT nightclub before the start of the season.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal police have studied CCTV footage and interviewed Wighton and are poised to press charges.

    Wighton was out with a friend — not a footballer — when the pair allegedly became involved in an argument and then a fight with a group of four men.

    An NRL spokesman confirmed the integrity unit had been alerted.

    Raiders CEO Don Furner phoned integrity unit investigator Karen Murphy when the incident was alleged to have occurred.

    The integrity unit is monitoring the situation and waiting to see if charges will be laid.

    The 25-year-old fullback wore the green and gold for the Prime Minister’s XIII in 2015 and has played 119 NRL games for the Raiders.

    The allegations have angered coach Ricky Stuart, who has mentored Wighton since he became Raiders coach in 2014.

    In a statement, the club said: “The Canberra Raiders are aware of an incident involving Jack Wighton and have been cooperating with ACT Policing on their investigation.

    “The Raiders have notified the NRL Integrity unit and will be not making any further comment as the incident is an ongoing police investigation.”

    ACT Police are refusing to comment on the case.

    “We are aware of the statement made by the Canberra Raiders today. ACT Policing cannot comment on individuals in relation to ongoing investigations.”

    The Daily Telegraph is also awaiting a response from Wighton’s manager Paul Sutton.


    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...t/news-story/c61682c7e1f293b7927f40cc74c57c15
     
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