Controversial footy star Kotoni Staggs, 22, whose sex tape was leaked by ex-lover has been fined $20,000 after ‘unwanted advances’ towards a woman during a drunken night in a pub
- Staggs was accused of making unwelcome advances towards a woman in a pub at
- He was not charged for the incident but has been fined $20,000 by the NRL
- He has also been banned from NRL for at least two weeks after the incident
Kotoni Staggs has been given a two-game ban and a $20,000 fine from the NRL for a drunken incident at a Brisbane pub in April.
On the side with an ACL injury since the end of last season, the Brisbane center is finally fit to return to action for the Broncos.
However, he will have to wait at least another 14 days, with the NRL banning him until at least round 16 on Tuesday.
His return will depend on the approval of NRL boss Andrew Abdo, who had previously fined Staggs $10,000 for using homophobic utterances against a patron at a pub in Dubbo in February.
The latest incident has caused more trouble for Staggs and the Broncos.
The 22-year-old was not charged by police but was charged with unwelcome advances with a woman in a Brisbane pub over the Easter long weekend.
Kotoni Staggs has been given a two-game ban and $20,000 fine from the NRL for a drunken incident at a Brisbane pub in April
Staggs was charged with unwelcome advances on a woman at the Eaton Hills hotel in Brisbane in April
After an investigation, including seeking CCTV vision, the NRL’s integrity unit found that Staggs had engaged in “obnoxious conduct.”
He was also banned from drinking alcohol because of his rehabilitation program with the Broncos.
Staggs, who is now medically fit to play, must continue to complete education and personal rehabilitation programs over the next two weeks, to the satisfaction of the NRL, before being approved to return to competition. statement from the NRL.
Staggs has also been fined $20,000, some of which will be used to fund his rehabilitation and education programs.
The sanction was issued after Staggs acted abusively in a public place in April this year.
After an investigation, including seeking CCTV vision, the NRL’s integrity unit found Staggs engaged in ‘untrustworthy behaviour’
Staggs has accepted the proposed sanction within the violation report and has also met with the NRL.
In a statement from the Brisbane club, Staggs promised to correct his behavior.
“It’s very important for me to work hard to be a role model for all those kids who look up to me as an NRL player,” he said.
“I understand that I have to lead by example and think about the consequences of my actions for myself, my family, my club and the rugby league.
“I’ve made mistakes, but I’m determined to make sure my behavior is something I can be proud of in the future.”
Staggs’ fine comes after a teenage girl leaked a sex tape of the couple after he allegedly turned down her threesome proposal.
McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, was fined $600 after pleading guilty to sharing “first person” footage of herself committing an intimate act with Staggs between June 14 and August 5 without his consent.
The court heard that Ms. Robinson sent the video to one person, who was at least twice her own age, and that person then redistributed it.
Staggs said last year that he learned that the tape had been released and that it was his worst nightmare to tell his close-knit family what had happened.
The 21-year-old said he was “stunned” that his private life was being thrown into the public domain.
McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, leaked a sex tape of himself with Staggs, 22, last year after he reportedly turned down her threesome proposal