No jail for Fi­fita over Bali drama

Mercury (Hobart) - - RACING, NRL, GOLF -

BRIS­BANE has all but con­firmed David Fi­fita paid to se­cure his re­lease from a Bali po­lice cell fol­low­ing ac­cu­sa­tions he as­saulted a night­club se­cu­rity guard.

The teenage NRL star re­turned to Aus­tralia early yes­ter­day to be greeted by mother Gwen and Broncos chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul White after spend­ing three days in a Kuta po­lice sta­tion.

White said the club had not paid compensati­on to fa­cil­i­tate Fi­fita’s re­lease but al­luded to a pri­vate fi­nan­cial ar­range­ment as part of a “peace agree­ment” with the se­cu­rity guard when fac­ing po­ten­tial jail time.

“Any compensati­on that was paid was agreed upon by David’s le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive over there and David him­self,” White said. “That’s some­thing be­tween David and the al­leged victim. These agree­ments are part of these types of in­ci­dents, the set­tle­ment of these type of in­ci­dents, and they do in­volve an agree­ment be­tween two par­ties.”

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