Arrest warrant is issued against the disgrace of footy star Ben Barba – because he is confronted with new charges after being accused of throwing stones at his girlfriend outside a casino
- The disgrace of former NRL star Ben Barba was a no-show at the Mackay Local Court
- Had to appear in court in January for alleged incident in Townsville
- Barba is confronted on May 6 with a new attack on obstructing the police in East Mackay
- It is clear that his lawyer was unable to represent him due to an emergency for the family
- Arrest warrant will be executed if Barba does not appear in court on Tuesday
An arrest warrant has been issued for the exile of former NRL star Ben Barba after he did not appear in court.
The former premier ship player and Dally M medalist had to go to the Mackay Court House on Monday to endure two counts of public nuisance for allegedly throwing stones at his long-time partner outside the Ville Resort Casino in Townsville during the long weekend of the Australia Day.
The alleged incident with the mother of his four children Ainslie Currie resulted in the termination of his $ 300,000 contract with the North Queensland Cowboys without playing a single game for the club.
Ben Barba had to appear in the Mackay Local Court on Monday to stop charges to take on two causes of public nuisance for allegedly throwing stones at partner Ainslie Currie (photo)
Barba was also excluded from the NRL with a lifelong ban.
There is also a new attack by police obstructing on May 6 on East Mackay.
Nine news reported Monday evening that Mrs. Currie had called the police to their home three weeks ago in connection with an incident related to their domestic life.
When the police arrived, it was claimed that Barba did not follow the instructions of the officers to stay outside the house.
Barba did not appear in court because lawyer Campbell McCallum could not catch his morning flight to represent him because of a family emergency, the Townsville Bulletin reported.
Ben Barba found temporary work as a metalworker and was recently deregistered with the NRL
& # 39; He should have been here regardless of his lawyer, & # 39; magistrate John Smith told the court.
& # 39; He should have told Mr. Barba that you were there, because I won't be. & # 39;
Magistrate Smith has issued an arrest warrant to remain in the file, which will be executed if Barba is not present on Tuesday morning at 11 am.
It is clear that Barba will be guilty of all three charges, Nine News reported.
McCallum told Seven News that he and Barba will be in court on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr. McCallum for further comments.
Ben Barba (pictured with his partner Ainslie Currie) was put down by the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2013, just a few months after winning the Dally medal in 2012
Daily Mail Australia revealed that he took up a temporary job as a metalworker who earned $ 20 per hour at Statewide Sales and Service in his home town of Mackay, shortly after his lucrative NRL contract was torn apart.
Barba initially received a lifeline from the Cowboys to return to the NRL for the first time since the resignation of the Cronulla Sharks to test positive cocaine days after the historic premiership of the club in 2016.
At an earlier court hearing in March, Barba told reporters that he now felt free to stop playing in the NRL and was looking forward to & # 39; a normal person & # 39; to be and to enjoy his new job as a worker.
& # 39; As bad as the situation is, I've never felt so free that I can go on with my life without the pressure of footy, "he said.
He now plays football for the Mackay Premier League-side Mackay Rangers.
Ben Barba appeared in Townsville Local Court in March in connection with an alleged incident at a casino in Townsville during the Australia Day weekend
AM BARBA & FALLS FROM $ 300K-A YEAR TO A BLUE COLLAR BATTLE:
July 2008 – Makes his NRL debut for Canterbury, in a 30-0 loss for St George Illawarra.
March 2009 – Gets a drunk fight with Bulldogs teammates Jamal Idris and Lee Te Maari in a Wentworthville hotel. Will be dropped to reserve classification for most of the season.
2012 – Scores 22 tries to claim the Dally M medal and bring the Bulldogs to the grand finale. They lose from Melbourne, but Barba becomes one of the most salable players in the game.
February 2013 – Stopped by the Bulldogs, with reference to behavioral reasons. Introduces rehabilitation for gambling and alcohol problems.
August 2013 – Released from the last two years of his contract with Canterbury to sign with Brisbane for the 2014 season on a two-year agreement. The Broncos pay an unnamed amount to the Bulldogs for the transfer.
September 2013 – Images that allegedly showed Barba injury to his former partner are made public. An investigation by the NRL releases Barba from any offense and he is never accused of the case.
November 2014 – It is told to look elsewhere by the incoming coach from Brisbane, Wayne Bennett. Signs a three-year deal with Cronulla that will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.
October 2016 – Claims his first premiere position with Cronulla after returning to almost the best form. Scores sixteen attempts in 27 games for the Sharks, including the opening four-point in their big final win over Melbourne.
November 2016 – Released by Cronulla after reports emerged, he was found positive for cocaine four days after the grand finale and faced a 12-match ban. Heads to Thailand for rehabilitation.
February 2017 – Joined the French rugby club team Toulon for a two-year deal.
May 2017 – Share ways with Toulon after being told that he was no longer needed the following season. Signs with Super League club St Helens for a two-year deal.
September 2018 – Signs a one-year deal with North Queensland after a strong season with St Helens and scored 28 attempts.
October 2018 – Claimed the Super League Man of Steel medal award.
February 2019 – Dismissed by North Queensland for a significant breach of contract before a game for the club is played.
May 2019: Barba does not appear in Mackay Local Court to file charges for an alleged incident outside a Townsville casino in January. He should also be confronted on May 6 with a new charge against obstructing the police on East Mackay
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