Saifiti cleared over pub incident, say Knights
Newcastle say NRL prop Jacob Saifiti has been cleared of any wrongdoing after suffering a broken leg in an altercation outside a pub.
Saifiti is facing months on the sidelines for the Knights after being injured in an incident allegedly involving Dane Cordner, the brother of NSW captain Boyd, early on Sunday outside a Newcastle bar.
He was knocked out after celebrating with Knights teammates who were farewelling England-bound forward Luke Yates.
The 22-year-old remains in hospital and NSW Police said yesterday they had charged a 28-year-old from Adamstown with grievous bodily harm after he handed himself in on Wednesday.
The Knights said Saifiti was an innocent bystander and was not facing charges.
“Saifiti attempted to defuse a situation involving other innocent bystanders, which led to his assault,” the Knights said in a statement.