Home Sports Why South Sydney won't touch Anthony Milford after ugly public clash with...

Why South Sydney won't touch Anthony Milford after ugly public clash with his partner

80
0


Why South Sydney won’t touch Anthony Milford over clash with his partner despite former Bronco having assault charges DROPPED

  • Former Broncos star Anthony Milford is unlikely to play in the NRL this season
  • Comes despite three assault charges being dropped in Brisbane court in Monday
  • NRL to launch own investigation, Milford tipped to sign with Dolphins for 2023
  • Wayne Bennett is coach of new competition franchise, also close with Milford

Fallen NRL star Anthony Milford had three assault charges dropped in a Brisbane court on Monday – but don’t expect to see him in a South Sydney jersey this season.

With the legal matter now behind him, many footy fans anticipated the 27-year-old would link up with Jason Demetriou’s Rabbitohs over the coming weeks after signing a contract with the Rabbitohs when he left the Broncos last year.

Newcastle was also a reported option, only for the NRL to confirm they are about to launch their own investigation into the incident.

Security footage from notorious Brisbane party spot Fortitude Valley around 2am on September 20 last year is why Souths aren’t keen to sign Milford, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The vision – which was played in court – showed Milford forcefully grabbing his partner Miri Fa’i, before she fell and hit her head on concrete.

Fallen NRL star Anthony Milford had three assault charges dropped in a Brisbane court on Monday - but don't expect to see him in a South Sydney jersey this season (pictured, with partner Miri Fa'i)

Fallen NRL star Anthony Milford had three assault charges dropped in a Brisbane court on Monday – but don’t expect to see him in a South Sydney jersey this season (pictured, with partner Miri Fa’i)

The assault charges from last September came after a horror 2021 season for Milford, whose $1million-a-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos wasn't extended. He's currently without an NRL club for 2022

The assault charges from last September came after a horror 2021 season for Milford, whose $1million-a-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos wasn’t extended. He’s currently without an NRL club for 2022

Milford was arrested just weeks before he was meant to join the Rabbitohs for pre-season training at Redfern last November

Milford was arrested just weeks before he was meant to join the Rabbitohs for pre-season training at Redfern last November 

South Sydney initially stood by Milford, but with young gun Lachlan Ilias looking comfortable in the halves alongside Cody Walker, it is understood the club won’t pursue the former Broncos pivot.

Milford was arrested just weeks before he was meant to join the Rabbitohs for pre-season training at Redfern last November.

He managed to avoid a conviction in court on Monday due to lack of evidence, but will fork out compensation of $2371 for car damage repairs.

Milford was also placed on a two-year good behaviour bond.

On the night in question, Milford broke a car window when he threw a wheelie bin ‘with some force’ at the road.

His defence barrister Kim Bryson labelled the offending a ‘misunderstanding’ after an argument between Milford and his partner while drinking at a nightclub.

‘Mr Milford recognises he could have and should have made other choices that night,’ she argued.

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett is a huge fan of Milford, and is set to offer the embattled playmaker a contract at Redcliffe with the new NRL franchise for 2023 – and possibly beyond.

The pair are close stemming from their time together at the Broncos, with Bennett overseeing the deal which saw Milford rewarded with a million-dollar-a-season contract at Red Hill, which ended last year.

Advertisement

Previous articleKendall Jenner shows off her toned abs in sports bra and tights as fans think reality star got secret boob job
Next articlehhashbrown Footage of driver stealing woman's parking spot in car park in Victoria sparks outrage

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here