Ben Barba had his girlfriend pinned to the wall by her throat, hit her with a shoe over her head and threw a rock at her, the court hears
- Ben Barba has been convicted of public nuisance and impediment of the police
- Disgraceful NRL star must perform 150 hours of unpaid community service
- Court heard that he allegedly grabbed girlfriend Ainslie Currie's throat
- He would also have thrown a rock at her, but she did not file a complaint with the police
The disgrace of former NRL star Ben Barba grabbed his partner's throat and pinned her to a wall during celebrations in Australia in a casino, a court has heard.
He also hit her head with a shoe, pelted a rock at her and knocked her down during the collision at Townsville Casino, told a court in Mackay Tuesday.
Ainslie Currie, Barba's partner and the mother of his four children, refused to lodge a complaint against him, so that he was never accused of abuse, but he was convicted of public nuisance and prevented the police.
The disgrace of former NRL star Ben Barba grabbed his partner's throat and pinned her to a wall during an Australian holiday in a casino, a court heard
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
On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid community service for two counts of public nuisance and police impediment.
In the images of police bodycam & # 39; s who carried out his arrest at home on 8 May, Barba saw obscenities with the police.
The footage was shown in court and Barba heard the police & # 39; rapists and racists & # 39; dial.
Barba barely avoided an arrest warrant being issued for him after he had not appeared in Mackay Court House on Monday, but he did appear on Tuesday.
Barba barely avoided an arrest warrant being issued to him after he had not appeared in Mackay Court House on Monday
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)
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 found temporary work as a metalworker and was recently deregistered with the NRL
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