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Former NRL star Ben Barba accused of “attacking his wife’s brother”

Ben Barba is arrested AGAIN: disgraced footster is accused of “attacking his wife’s brother in a cafe” after a series of controversies cost him his career

  • Former NRL star Ben Barba accused of assault after alleged incident in a pub
  • Barba is accused of slapping the brother of his wife Ainslie Currie
  • Barba said to be disappointed “another incident had come to the attention of the police”
  • His NRL contract was broken last year after accusations that he had attacked Mrs. Currie

Disgraced former NRL star Ben Barba has been charged with mistreatment after beating his wife’s brother.

Barba, 30, is accused of beating his wife’s brother Ainslie Currie in a pub in his home town of Mackay, central Queensland.

The former Dally M player of the year was taken to a police station in Mackay, where he was accused of mistreatment with personal injury.

His lawyer Campbell MacCallum said that Barba was disappointed “another incident had come to the attention of the police,” The courier mail reported.

The allegation follows Barba’s $ 300,000 contract with the North Queensland Cowboys who were torn apart after allegations that he had attacked Mrs. Currie at Villesville’s Ville Resort Casino on Australia Day last year.

Damaged former NRL player Ben Barba is accused of beating the brother of his wife Ainslie Currie (Barba and his wife pictured together)

Damaged former NRL player Ben Barba is accused of beating the brother of his wife Ainslie Currie (Barba and his wife pictured together)

Barba pleaded guilty in May last year to two counts of public nuisance about the casino incident in Townsville.

He made the same plea for obstructing the police after they were called to his home in East Mackay to report that he was drunk.

No conviction was recorded, but Barba was instructed to complete 150 hours of unpaid community service in the next 12 months.

Last February, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Barba had started a job as a metalworker at $ 20 an hour after losing his Cowboys contract.

Barba imagined arriving at the court in March of last year after being accused of an alleged fight with his partner in a casino in Townsville

Barba imagined arriving at the court in March of last year after being accused of an alleged fight with his partner in a casino in Townsville

Barba imagined arriving at the court in March of last year after being accused of an alleged fight with his partner in a casino in Townsville

Barba and Mrs. Currie pose for a photo in happier times, at the 2012 Dally M Prizes, where he was named player of the season

Barba and Mrs. Currie pose for a photo in happier times, at the 2012 Dally M Prizes, where he was named player of the season

Barba and Mrs. Currie pose for a photo in happier times, at the 2012 Dally M Prizes, where he was named player of the season

The father of four is pictured with his children Bobbi, Bodhi, Bronte and Blaise

The father of four is pictured with his children Bobbi, Bodhi, Bronte and Blaise

The father of four is pictured with his children Bobbi, Bodhi, Bronte and Blaise

Barba works in a metal workshop in Mackay last year after his NRL contract was torn

Barba works in a metal workshop in Mackay last year after his NRL contract was torn

Barba works in a metal workshop in Mackay last year after his NRL contract was torn

He is still banned by the NRL for an indefinite period of time.

The blocked history of the ex-footy star in the NRL was released by Cronulla, among others, in 2016 after it turned out that he had tested positive for cocaine four days after the grand finale.

In 2013, he was deposed by the Canterbury Bulldogs and quoted behavioral reasons. and started rehabilitation for gambling and alcohol problems.

BEN BARBA’S FALLS FROM $ 500K-A YEAR TO A BLUE COLLAR BATTLER:

July 2008 – Makes his NRL debut for Canterbury, in a 30-0 loss to St George Illawarra.

March 2009 – Gets a drunk fight with Bulldogs teammates Jamal Idris and Lee Te Maari at a hotel in Wentworthville. Will be in reserve class 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 tradable players in the game.

February 2013 – Stopped by the Bulldogs, stating behavioral reasons. Introduces rehabilitation for gambling and alcohol problems.

August 2013 – Released after the last two years of his contract with Canterbury to sign for the 2014 season at Brisbane for a two-year contract. The Broncos pay an undisclosed amount to the Bulldogs for the transfer.

September 2013 – Images that allegedly show injured people brought by Barba to his ex-partner are made public. An investigation by the NRL exempts Barba from misconduct and has never been accused of the case.

November 2014 – Being told to look elsewhere by incoming Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett. Signs with Cronulla for a three-year contract that will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.

October 2016 – Claims his first premiere position with Cronulla after his return to the best career form. Scores 16 tries in 27 shark contests, including the opening four-pointer in their grand final win over Melbourne.

November 2016 – Released by Cronulla after reports have emerged, he has tested positive for cocaine four days after the grand finale and is facing a ban of 12 games. Goes to Thailand for rehabilitation.

February 2017 – Join the French rugby union team Toulon for a two-year deal.

May 2017 – Parts weigh 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 scores 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 was played.

February 2020 – accused of mistreatment after allegedly beating his wife’s brother

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