PS game blame for NRL star

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - BREN­DAN HILLS

A FIGHT over a video game sparked an in­ci­dent where rugby league star Dy­lan Walker yanked the hair of his fi­ancee af­ter she ran out of their North­ern Beaches home, po­lice will al­lege.

Alexan­dra Ivkovic, a for­mer Miss Uni­verse Aus­tralia fi­nal­ist who gave birth to the cou­ple’s son in July, was left suf­fer­ing cuts to her shoul­der, leg and feet and was treated by am­bu­lance paramedics on Thurs­day night.

Walker, a high-pro­file Manly Sea Ea­gles cen­tre, was ar­rested and charged with do­mes­tic vi­o­lence-re­lated com­mon as­sault and as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, the al­leged in­ci­dent was sparked be­fore 5pm af­ter the pair had a fight over a video game sys­tem, which is be­lieved to be a PlayS­ta­tion.

Ms Ivkovic ran out of the three-bed­room home on Prescott Ave, Dee Why, and was al­legedly pur­sued by Walker. The source said the model crossed the road and was fol­lowed by the 24-year-old NRL player who al­legedly pulled her hair, caus­ing the young woman to fall over. She suf­fered grazes to her left shoul­der, leg and feet.

The al­leged in­ci­dent hap­pened out­side the home of their neigh­bours, who may now be­come wit­nesses in the case. Walker was ar­rested and charged at Manly Po­lice Sta­tion where he was re­leased on bail to face court on Tues­day.

Po­lice also took out an ap­pre­hended vi­o­lence order against Walker, which will be heard on the same day. The al­leged in­ci­dent has been re­ported to the NRL In­tegrity Unit. Walker has been stood down from Sea Ea­gles train­ing un­til the mat­ter hits court.

NRL’S SHAMEFUL WEEK PAGE 47

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