Radradra in court today on domestic violence charges
Semi Radradra’s future in the NRL goes on the line today with the Parramatta flyer due back in court on charges of domestic violence. The 24-year-old has pleaded not guilty to two counts of common assault and one count of causing actual bodily harm in relation to alleged incidents involving his estranged partner, Perina Ting.
It follows allegations from Ting that she was the victim of three attacks in 2014 and 2015, including claims that she was assaulted when she was nine months pregnant.
Off contract at the end of 2017, both Parramatta and Radradra have put future talks on hold until the matter is resolved. Radradra was also recently denied the chance to represent Australia at the Four Nations tournament in the United Kingdom.
While it is normal practice to allow players a presumption of innocence, NRL boss Todd Greenberg ruled Radradra was ineligible for Kangaroo selection. Greenberg said at the time: “We don’t want either him or the team to be distracted by this matter and have decided he will not be eligible for selection on this occasion.” Radradra will also miss a planned camp on the NSW Central Coast with his teammates this week as he attempts to clear his name. -Daily Telegraph